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Apr-22-2011 05:15printcomments

World Ignores Genocide of Sri Lanka's Tamil Population (Includes Channel 4 Documentary Links in Comments)

Oh My God! - State-sponsored Terrorism against minority population. Warning- photos beyond graphic.

An international truce monitor examines the bodies of two youth abducted in the Sri Lanka Army
Truce monitor examines the bodies of two youth abducted in the Sri Lanka Army-controlled area. Photo TamilNet

(SALEM, Ore.) - (Note, also read this article that was published 08 Jun 2012: Captive, Handcuffed and Dying... 'Brutal' and 'Shocking' Describe Newly Released Sri Lanka War Crime Images)

The spirit of the world's fragile populace is broken and failing to respond the right way to the most dire problems.

The terrible problems taking place in Palestine, which we write about frequently, are just one part of a torturous puzzle of bad intent born from human greed that spans parts of the Middle east.

This is especially easy to believe when examining the genocidal deaths of more than 300,000 Tamil men, women and children, estimated to have been killed or disappeared.

In 2009 alone, more than 35,000 Tamils are estimated to have violently or needlessly lost their lives. Because of the fear and desperation put forth by this, about 1.1 Million Tamils have fled the country.

The numbers are horrible, and include over 600,000 Tamil internal refugees (Internally displaced or evicted). And while this has taken place, more than 20,000 Tamil children have been orphaned and denied the possibility of living a normal life with their families.

And along with this, more than 35,000 Tamil widows.



World Without Focus

The world stares with curiosity at TV screens that play meaningless programs that insult real life and ignore human struggle. They may show brave Libyan Revolutionaries wage war with their totalitarian government; yet little is said when top-level peace activists are slaughtered like sacrificial lambs in Gaza.

In the same manner, the poor Tamil people of Sri Lanka are bludgeoned and slaughtered without world attention.

Like the image on the right of a Tamil woman lying dead on the wreckage of her motorcycle, or the child hanging by her neck, we see what the worst of Hollywood's horror films could never begin to emulate, because it is real.

This is nothing humankind should ever witness, though without question, must.

Do we even have a right to ignore it?

There are many brave activists hard at work in this world, people who unquestionably inspire me with their sense of humanity, and they would say the only thing ignoring it achieves, is its continuance.

Somewhere along the way, American news networks decided they really weren't responsible for monitoring the world, often choosing to rely on government news releases and other often worthless forms of communication that are always structured to promote image and reduce liability.

Sri Lanka's violence took place in indescribable ways and while the government makes all of its claims against this minority population and its bands of freedom fighters, the images of the resulting toll on human flesh and life that Sri Lanka's military forces left behind for cameras to record, are more than heinous, they brutally defy the senses.

No acts committed by the bands of fighters hailing from this population could justify these actions.

And for the record, there are images that are worse than these, that I chose not to include.



According to Wikipedia: Sri Lanka became an independent nation in 1948. Since independence, the political relationship between Sinhalese and Sri Lankan Tamil community has been strained. Sri Lanka has been unable to contain its ethnic violence as it escalated from sporadic terrorism to mob violence, and finally to civil war. The Sri Lankan Civil War has several underlying causes: the ways in which modern ethnic identities have been made and remade since the colonial period, rhetorical wars over archaeological sites and place name etymologies, and the political use of the national past. The civil war has resulted in the death of over 70,000 people and, according to human rights groups such as Human Rights Watch, the forced disappearance of thousands of others (see: White van abductions in Sri Lanka). Since 1983, Sri Lanka has also witnessed massive civilian displacements of more than a million people, with eighty percent of them being Sri Lankan Tamils.

Forced Starvation

According to reports and testimony sent to our newsroom from Sri Lanka, another twisted aspect of this persecution involves forced starvation, which laps at the heels of human depravity in its worst, most torturous form.

All of these behaviors from the government are illegal under numerous clauses in the United Nations Human Rights Declaration.

Of course after looking at the photographs accompanying this story, you may conclude that those who suffer and die from a lack of food, who should be the worst off in any place at any time, are not necessarily the worst off here.

And beyond the starvation and death, the rampant slaughter of men, women and children; there are also allegations of horrific conditions inside of what could only be described as concentration camps.

Our source in Sri Lanka explains how thousands of families (including infants) were and in many cases still are being kept behind barbed wire fenced internment camps operated by Sri Lankan Military.

This practice initially took place in the month following the aftermath of the war.

"Half a million Tamils kept under military rule in Jaffna peninsula (Northern Sri Lanka) that had been described as an open prison."

We are told thousands are still in custody – detained Guantanamo style- without trial, suffering widespread abuses.

This is taking place as an economic embargo imposed on traditional Tamil areas has remained in effect for more than two decades.

The embargo impacts supplies of food, medicine, fuel, electricity and other essential items controlled by the military.

In truth, what are economic embargoes- if not just another form of war?

War Crimes

Children killed in a Sri Lanka air force bombing.

Amnesty International said on 12 April 2011 that a UN report on accountability for war crimes committed in the Sri Lankan armed conflict must be made public. A panel of experts had submitted their findings to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

“Sri Lankans must be allowed to see the panel’s findings. The report concerns a critical period in their recent history and they deserve to read it in full,” said Sam Zarifi, Amnesty International’s Asia-Pacific Director.

“Ban Ki-moon said that ‘accountability is an essential foundation for durable peace and reconciliation in Sri Lanka’. He must stick to his word - accounting for violations committed in the recent conflict is the first step to future reconciliation”.

The UN Panel of Experts was appointed in June 2010 to advise the Secretary General on accountability issues as they relate to violations of international human rights and humanitarian law alleged in the final stages of the armed conflict in Sri Lanka, which ended in May 2009.

The panel was also asked to recommend a course of action that would ensure accountability, in line with a joint commitment made by President Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka and Ban Ki-moon on his visit to Sri Lanka in May 2009.

Amnesty International called on the UN to launch an independent international investigation into alleged crimes, including the killing of more than 10,000 civilians; the LTTE’s use of civilians as human shields and conscription of child soldiers; Sri Lankan army shelling of areas densely populated by civilians; and severe deprivation of food, water and medical care for people trapped by fighting.

Of course Israel has an established history of always claiming 'human shields' when caught in heavy attacks in civilian populations by the United Nations. The numbers also vary greatly from what our sources report, and that too is highly typical when examining allegations of state sponsored terrorism.

Sri Lanka Denies Charges

And as if right on cue, the government of Sri Lankan protested the appointment of a UN Panel, claiming that it was “uncalled for and unwarranted” and ultimately refused to fully cooperate.

This underscores three clear points;

  • that the United Nations is willing to accept numbers largely in contrast with what people on the ground are reporting,
  • that the agency is powerless to compel a government to deal with allegations of genocide where the human count is in six figure increments,
  • and that genocide in the world is unregulated.

Tamil Tigers

Logo of the Liberation Tigers of
Tamileelam (LTTE)

According to Wikipedia, The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam: (தமிழீழ விடுதலைப் புலிகள்), commonly known as the LTTE or the Tamil Tigers, was a separatist organization formerly based in northern Sri Lanka.

Founded in May 1976 by Vellupillai Prabhakaran, the LTTE waged a secessionist campaign with a goal of creating Tamil Eelam, which would have been an independent state in the north and east of Sri Lanka for Eelam Tamils, who are native to Sri Lanka, and also for Tamils of Indian origin.

This goal of separation evolved into the Sri Lankan Civil War, which ran from 1983 until the LTTE was defeated by the Sri Lankan Military in May 2009.

For decades there have been reports of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam targeting civilians, launched suicide attacks at buses and railway stations, and attacking those who speak out against them, Amnesty International reports.

Members of the LTTE who died during Sri Lanka's civil war from 1983 to 2009.

They're also known for the use of child soldiers.

The same group says the Sri Lankan government forces and their armed affiliates also acted with impunity, engaging in extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances and torturing those suspected of links to the LTTE.

“Impunity for violations has been the rule throughout Sri Lanka’s long civil war. The way to turn a new page in the country’s history and restore public confidence is to deliver truth and justice,” said Sam Zarifi.

“The panel’s work on accountability issues in Sri Lanka should mark the beginning, not the end, of a process of accounting for violations.”

Zarifi added, “By publicizing the panel of expert’s report, and moving toward an independent, international accountability mechanism, the UN would send a strong message that international law is relevant, and would reinforce trends of accountability for human rights violations globally.”

That would be good in a world where human rights violations are delivered with illegal weapons on a routine basis, some supplied by the United States, while others are actually supplied and delivered by the United States in places like Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Illegal Weapons

Victims of Chemical weapon attacks

In Sri Lanka the illegal weapons allegations against the government claim the usage of banned weapons - Cluster bombs, white phosphorus, heavy weapon usage (artillery) on densely populated civilian areas, and also the reported use of chemical weapons.

Evidence according to witnesses, includes mass graves and systematic violations of fundamental human rights that to this day, two years after the end of the civil war, have not been investigated.

Perhaps to ensure that no investigations are ever launched, the government of Sri Lanka has banned international media from entering the heavy conflict areas.

Our sources also talk about what could only be described as a systematic destruction of Infrastructure.

Tamil Homes that were bombed by the Sri Lankan air force; many were occupied.

This includes military action, like indiscriminate and wanton air attacks on traditional Tamil areas.

This has been taking place for more than 2 decades.

The government of Sri Lanka thus denies hundreds of thousands of citizens a right to their livelihoods and also the chance to attend schools, visit hospitals, enter libraries, temples, churches and houses.

Those are hard conditions for a people who have watched government thugs enter and destroy their villages.

Sri Lanka and Human Rights- on the Radar

Again, the story is highly reminiscent of Palestine, and we media must keep this in our sites and take the research that Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch issues for our use and run with it. Genocide, in the 21st Century; it is a shameful reality that can not be arrested soon enough.

The world needs to be strong and take a solid, united position toward all governments that are responsible for human rights abuse.

Our source said, "Sri Lanka's president and its army don't know what is meant by HUMANITY what they know is kill who ever asks the question, the government is purely running based racist sinhala only motto."

"Their government is made up of LIARS. HUMANS will never forgive Sri Lanka's activity against the HUMANITY."

Sri Lanka is playing a dishonest, evasive game of politics, and our source says the government lies to the whole world when they both started the war, and then said a "Political Solution" will be given to the Tamils.

"But now its almost two years gone after the war still the government is not ready to any political solution . Still they want the Tamils as their slaves. Still more than 600,000 Tamil people are Internal Refugees."

Again, reminiscent of the conflict between Israel and Palestine, in Sri Lanka the army took large amounts of civilian lands for what they designate as 'HIGHLY PROTECTED ZONES' where people are not allowed.

All of a society's typical patterns of life are disrupted by the turmoil. People on both sides died. The conflict is over, at the very least the government of Sri Lanka should live up to promises it made and do what it can to help normalize life for all citizens.

The main industry of the Tamils is agriculture; again like Palestine they can not access the very land they have historically farmed.

Didn't we learn during the Second World War?

I think at least three million Cambodians slaughtered in a genocidal rage that swept through that nation in the 1970's would tell you the world didn't learn a thing.


Addendum:

Not previously noted in this article; it is important to note that the Tamil sovereign state in the pre-colonial era involved disillusioned and marginalised Tamil youths had to fighting; with their hands tied back, unlike either the Jews to regain their lost state of Israel or the Libyans where international assistance was swift.

To quote

 

  “… statement that the country had been united for 2,500 years flies in the face of history. There was for some centuries an independent Tamil kingdom and the chronicles report frequent wars between Singhalese and Tamil kings. Separate Singhalese and Tamil communities existed on the island from the pre-colonial era until the administrative unification of the island by the British in 1833.” (Supplement to Professor Virginia Leary Report on a Mission to Sri Lanka 1981-83 published by the ICJ)

 

Sir Hugh Cleghorn, the First British Colonial Secretary said in his 1799 minutes to His Majesty’s government, three years after it usurped their lands,

“Two different nations, from a very ancient period, have divided between them the possession of the island: the Sinhalese inhabiting the interior in its Southern and Western parts from the river Wallouve to that of Chillow, and the Malabars [another name for Tamils] who possess the Northern and Eastern Districts. These two nations differ entirely in their religions, language and manners'. Ponnambalam, Satchi (1983) Sri Lanka: the national question and the Tamil liberation struggle (London: Zed Books)

 

Sir.Emerson James Tennent, British colonial secretary of Ceylon 1845- 1850, wrote, “Indigenous Tamil people have lived for more than 2,500 years in the northern and eastern parts of present-day Sri Lanka (north-east), known as the Tamil hereditary area. In pre-colonial days there was the Tamil Kingdom in the north-east (Jaffna) and two Sinhalese kingdoms in the south, called Kotte and Kandy. Drawings and maps from the time of the Greek explorer Ptolemy, and later from the period when the British came to the island, show how the areas of the Tamils and the Sinhalese were recorded separately from antiquity”. Emerson, Tennent J (1859) Ceylon, Volume 2 (London: Longman Press)

 

Please see this attachment for an extract from a Tamil translation written by a retired deputy surveyor general of Sri Lanka for one such evidence from the Colombo museum, which may have been now destroyed by the Sinhala chauvinists.

 

When the British supplanted the Portuguese and the Dutch, they annexed the Tamil state to the rest of the island in 1833 by the Colebrooke-Cameron Commission.

http://www.country-data.com/cgi-bin/query/r-13139.html

 

Please see attachment 2 of Robert Knox's Map.

 

You can study Robert Knox's work at this link below

 http://www.gutenberg.org/files/14346/14346-h/14346-h.htm

References:

UN leak points to 'crimes against humanity' in Sri Lanka war - Channel 4

146,679 Vanni People Missing Within a Year of War: Bishop of Mannaar

Sri Lankan Tamil people - From Wikipedia

Enforced disappearances in Sri Lanka - From Wikipedia

UN report on Sri Lanka conflict must be made public - Amnesty International

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Tim King's previous Salem-News.com reports on Sri Lanka:

Sep-29-2012: Tamil Militants in Prison in Sri Lanka - Are They Still Alive?

Aug-26-2012: Shining Light on Sri Lanka's Dirty Secret: the Disappearance of Prageeth Eknaligoda

Jul-30-2012 Blindness Sweeps Large Parts of Sri Lanka

Jul-20-2012: Why Are Buddhists Committing Genocide Again?

Jul-17-2012: Tamil Voices Growing Louder Over Sri Lanka War Crimes and Nepotism

Jul-11-2012: US Media's Role in the Silent Death of Sri Lanka's Tamils - Political Perspective by Tim King Salem-News.com

Jul-09-2012: Significant Honor With Tamils from Around the Globe for Sri Lanka War Crime Reports

Jul-01-2012: Did a Ghost Crawl Inside My Laptop?

Jun-24-2012: Sri Lanka Can't Deny This... Disturbing Video Proves Sri Lanka Army Committed War Crimes - Tim King Salem-News.com

Jun-21-2012: New War Crime Videos Surface from Sri Lanka Tamil Genocide

Jun-10-2012: UN Targets Reporter Who Criticized Sri Lanka War Crime Suspect

Jun-08-2012: Captive, Handcuffed and Dying... 'Brutal' and 'Shocking' Describe Newly Released Sri Lanka War Crime Images

May-07-2012: Sri Lankan Buddhist Mobs Call for Mosque Demolition

Apr-27-2012: Big Trouble for Sri Lanka: UN Has Cluster Bomb Evidence from Northern Province

Apr-12-2012: Carpetbaggers in Sri Lanka: Traitors Terrorize Northern Tamils

Apr-10-2012: Sri Lanka: Genocide and Poor Toilet Training

Mar-23-2012 UN Warns Sri Lanka Against Retaliating Toward Humanitarian Activists

Mar-22-2012: White Flags, White Vans and White Lies? A Closer Look at the Death of Colonel Ramesh

Mar-18-2012: Is Google Earth Hiding Sri Lanka's Ghosts?

Mar-15-2012: Channel-4 Documentary Proves Sri Lanka Committed War Crimes

Mar-11-2012: War Crime Court and its Conflicting Interests

Mar-08-2012: Sex Abuse and Murder in Sri Lanka- New Photos Emerge

Mar-02-2012: A Very Uncivil War - Ghastly Images- Gross Detail and Denial of Sri Lanka's Genocide

Feb-28-2012: Americans Praise Sri Lankan Politicians who Orchestrated Genocide

Feb-28-2012: Tweets from Tamil Eelam

Feb-24-2012: Two of Sri Lanka's Foulest War Crimes

Feb-19-2012: Will Another Documentary on Sri Lanka's Genocide Impact the Geneva Human Rights Session?

Feb-08-2012: The Questionable Effectiveness of Lighting Yourself on Fire

Feb-03-2012: Sri Lanka's Independence Day- a Black Day for Tamil Eelam

Jan-11-2012: While UN Claims Zero Tolerance, No Discipline of Sri Lankan Abusers in Haiti

Dec-28-2011: Why Was a Red Cross Manager on Vacation from Gaza Murdered in Sri Lanka?

Nov-24-2011: Fear, Genocide and Torture in Sri Lanka

Nov-21-2011: London Calling: Time for Sri Lanka's Release of Post-Conflict Report

Nov-11-2011: Ode to a Humble Hero of Sri Lanka: Dr Brian Senewiratne

Oct-15-2011: Genocide 101: World and Media Apathy

Oct-08-2011: Sri Lanka Joins Israel in Naval Attacks on Unarmed Fishermen

Oct-05-2011: War and its Aftermath... a Real Killer for Tourism

Oct-01-2011: Sri Lanka in the Crosshairs of Canadian Parliament

Sep-13-2011: Sri Lanka Recalls Diplomat Accused of War Crimes

Aug-31-2011: 'No Song and Dance' Over Sri Lanka War Crime Admissions

Jul-25-2011: Former Sri Lanka President's Children 'Reacted With Anguish' to Tamil Genocide Program

Jul-22-2011: M.I.A. - A Beautiful Reflection of the Besieged Tamils of Sri Lanka

Jul-17-2011: 44 Prisoners Join Hunger Strike at Vavuniya Prison in Sri Lanka

Jul-14-2011: The Bush Administration's Role in Sri Lanka's Tamil Genocide

Jul-13-2011: Fields Should be for Sports, not Genocide... Sri Lanka

Jun-29-2011: Sri Lanka Continues Genocide, Thumbing Nose at UN and World

Jun-20-2011: Sri Lanka's Violence Toward Tamil Minority Continues

Jun-18-2011: 'International Day in Support of Victims of Torture'Remember the Tamil Genocide

Jun-17-2011: European Tourists Waylaid in Sri Lanka, Resurgence of 'White Van' Crime

Jun-15-2011: Tamil Genocide Explored in Sri Lanka's Killing Fields

Jun-02-2011: UN Experts: Sri Lanka Tamil Genocide Video is Real

May-31-2011: New Song 'Depression' - Graphic Truth of Sri Lanka Tamil Genocide

May-31-2011: Sri Lanka Tamil Genocide: Killing the Messenger

May-03-2011: Confronting the Tamil Genocide in Sri Lanka

Apr-27-2011: Tamil Genocide in Sri Lanka Emerges Into Public View

Apr-22-2011: World Ignores Genocide of Sri Lanka's Tamil Population

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Tim King: Salem-News.com Editor and Writer

Tim King has more than twenty years of experience on the west coast as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor. Tim is Salem-News.com's Executive News Editor. His background includes covering the war in Afghanistan in 2006 and 2007, and reporting from the Iraq war in 2008. Tim is a former U.S. Marine who follows stories of Marines and Marine Veterans; he's covered British Royal Marines and in Iraq, Tim embedded with the same unit he served with in the 1980's.

Tim holds awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing from traditional mainstream news agencies like The Associated Press and Electronic Media Association; he also holds awards from the National Coalition of Motorcyclists, the Oregon Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs; and was presented with a 'Good Neighbor Award' for his reporting, by the The Red Cross.

Tim's years as a Human Rights reporter have taken on many dimensions; he has rallied for a long list of cultures and populations and continues to every day, with a strong and direct concentration on the 2009 Genocide of Tamil Hindus and Christians in Sri Lanka. As a result of his long list of reports exposing war crimes against Tamil people, Tim was invited to be the keynote speaker at the FeTNA (Federation of Tamil Sangams of North America) Conference in Baltimore, in July 2012. This is the largest annual gathering of North American Tamils; Tim addressed more than 3000 people and was presented with a traditional Sri Lanka ‘blessed garland’ and a shawl as per the tradition and custom of Tamil Nadu

In a personal capacity, Tim has written 2,026 articles as of March 2012 for Salem-News.com since the new format designed by Matt Lintz was launched in December, 2005. Serving readers with news from all over the globe, Tim's life is literally encircled by the endless news flow published by Salem-News.com, where more than 100 writers contribute stories from 23+ countries and regions.

Tim specializes in writing about political and military developments worldwide; and maintains that the label 'terrorist' is ill placed in many cases; specifically with the LTTE Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka, where it was used as an excuse to slaughter people by the tens of thousands; and in Gaza, where a trapped population lives at the mercy of Israel's destructive military war crime grinder. At the center of all of this, Tim pays extremely close attention to the safety and welfare of journalists worldwide. You can write to Tim at this address: tim@salem-news.com. Visit Tim's Facebook page (facebook.com/TimKing.Reporter)

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Anonymous September 19, 2014 8:06 pm (Pacific time)

Buddhism??? Sinhala?? When did they start?? and from what did they start?? Throwing tamils away from Srilanka is like kicking your parents out of your home.... Keep that soil for yourself but show some respect for the ancestors of that so called "beautiful" country..


saravanan November 4, 2013 11:44 am (Pacific time)

No fire zone

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8-wPGPsHiU


Anonymous March 6, 2013 12:09 am (Pacific time)

In any regime and any country,if it taken human lives especially women children i not the right political act. When we see these victimes we think about UN, where and what is the UN doing now??? Please do some thing and please kill the bad one to save thausand innocence lives!!!


Sarika, Canada February 26, 2013 5:16 am (Pacific time)

I truly hope US will bring a strong resolution against the rogue nation of srilanka in the upcoming UN meeting. Thanks salem news for your unbiased reporting

Editor: Thank you Sarika


sarika February 26, 2013 5:14 am (Pacific time)

"Sri Lanka’s vicious civil war with the Tamil Tigers ended in the militants’ defeat in 2009. But for Tamils a more covert war continues — with detention, torture and 'widespread rape' of men and women, says a new report released Tuesday by Human Rights Watch." worst acts in the world, yet nobody is opening their mouth about it. These reports come and go, while UN and world nations support the cruel government of srilanka. God help them


Anonymous February 26, 2013 5:09 am (Pacific time)

bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21577866


Anonymous February 26, 2013 5:06 am (Pacific time)

news.yahoo.com/sri-lanka-security-forces-rape-torture-tamil-detainees-093602412.html


Kumaran February 19, 2013 3:38 pm (Pacific time)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/christian-clergy-from-sri-lankas-tamil-north-want-intl-inquiry-into-abuses-in-civil-war/2013/02/19/7e3d6d92-7a72-11e2-9c27-fdd594ea6286_story.html


kumaran K February 19, 2013 3:30 pm (Pacific time)

http://www.ndtv.com/video/player/india-decides-9/was-ltte-chief-s-son-killed-in-cold-blood/265426?v_also_see


kaniyanbalan December 5, 2012 9:26 pm (Pacific time)

Tim king I am deeply indebted to you for bringing this reports. please continue it till the Elam Tamils get justice.

Tim King: My friend, they will continue, I promise you that... thank you.


Anonymous December 1, 2012 6:03 am (Pacific time)

just want to say thanks for Salem news.


Anonymous December 1, 2012 6:02 am (Pacific time)

perpetrators can hide from the Justice for now including all the world nations who helped the srilankan government, but one day have to answer to the almighty. May it be Tsunami, hurricane, earthquake etc. Will pay for their sins and blood intheir hands


UK tamil Heros day December 1, 2012 5:59 am (Pacific time)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6_njfegQwA


Senthuran December 1, 2012 5:58 am (Pacific time)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20308610 It took 4 years for the UN to accept their failures in Srilanka. Now that they did, what and who is going to get a punishment for this ?. This is not just property loss. Families killed without a trace, so many without fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, uncles etc. Tamil cultural land in ruin. Continued harassment from the srilankan army, no freedom for anything. UN just say they failed and we let it go ?...meanwhile they recognize Palestine a state. And how about the countries who helped srilanka in this murder ?.


Police atrocities in Jaffna December 1, 2012 5:51 am (Pacific time)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20537417


kumar canada December 1, 2012 5:50 am (Pacific time)

http://www.dailymirror.lk/caption-story/23833-police-baton-charge-jaffna-students-.html


Indu November 15, 2012 4:36 pm (Pacific time)

God bless the tamils still living in that country


sivathas November 15, 2012 4:35 pm (Pacific time)

punish all the real criminals of war in srilanka


Tasha November 15, 2012 4:34 pm (Pacific time)

hey guys, lamenting here will not help our race. Even now hundreds of tamils are being deported to Srilanka by the peace and human rights loving countries such as USA, Canada, UK and Australia. They simply don't care


Anonymous November 15, 2012 4:32 pm (Pacific time)

Ban Ki Moon, shame on you


Anonymous November 15, 2012 4:31 pm (Pacific time)

UNO, Russia and china, shame on you all for supporting srilankan government in mass murder


Manimaran, canada November 15, 2012 4:30 pm (Pacific time)

Never forget, never forgive


nithya November 15, 2012 4:29 pm (Pacific time)

too little, too late


kumar canada November 15, 2012 3:41 am (Pacific time)

was angry read this our country news. uno not help our peoples.


sham November 15, 2012 3:39 am (Pacific time)

UN not going to anything even now. They just release reports to add insult to the wounds. Those people believed in you, UN. They pleaded, begged with you not to leave the area. You just abandoned them to be killed like animals. Now coming up with a report. Go to hell


Anonymous November 15, 2012 3:36 am (Pacific time)

I know, conscience would never let you, UN and other world leaders, sleep at night. How many people lost their lives ?. You still don't know that even


Thambithurai November 15, 2012 3:34 am (Pacific time)

UN, you apologize now, after 3 years ?. atleast do the right thing now. UN doesn't have the spine to do anything. This is another report. This is to prevent events like this in the future ?. Who is going to answer the families who lost loved ones, while you learn lessons from the death ??.


UN report November 15, 2012 3:30 am (Pacific time)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QgXs8GYaxs


unknown July 18, 2012 10:31 am (Pacific time)

who ever does this is wrong..but Tamil tigers did the same thing by killing the innocent civilians. No one can say it is not...


Thank You from all Tamils July 15, 2012 2:33 am (Pacific time)

Yes, 50,000 Tamils were slaughtered within 6 months in Sri Lanka's North East. 300,000 Tamils killed by Sri lanka Army in the last 30 years. But who cares? (only a few people in the west care.) So Thank You Tim and Salem-news. ---from ALL Tamils


SriLankan July 1, 2012 12:27 am (Pacific time)

The Tamils outside Ceylon are the ones benefited from the war. They are the true traitors of their own race ! They enjoy the opportunities in the west on the basis of "Asylum Seekers". Try asking for a separate state or complain about the language barrier and watch yourselves be deported. But we have not place for you in Sri Lanka, go find another place !


Anonymous July 1, 2012 12:23 am (Pacific time)

The tamils outside Ceylon (O by the way just in case u forgot wish to update u that now Ceylon is known as Sri Lanka) are the ones benifited from the war. They are the true traitors of their own race ! They enjoy the opportunities in the west on the basis of "Assilum Seekers". Try asking for a separate state where u stay or complain about the problems like "Language issue" ! watch your selves get deported. But u are not coming to Sri Lanka, find some where else !


mudaliar ks June 16, 2012 8:51 am (Pacific time)

Sri Lanka and India Government and their media will portray the killings as done by LTTE and the Sri Lanka forces and their presidents are saints


June 11, 2012 11:18 am (Pacific time)

Www Tamil com


way to go !! June 9, 2012 4:14 am (Pacific time)

http://www.theweek.co.uk/uk-news/47266/sri-lankan-presidents-speech-cancelled-amid-torture-claims


Anonymous June 9, 2012 4:13 am (Pacific time)

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/06/08/245109/uk-deporting-sri-lankan-asylum/


michael June 9, 2012 4:12 am (Pacific time)

rest in peace all the innocent victims of this war


Anonymous June 9, 2012 4:11 am (Pacific time)

ceylon president motorcade egged in london haha


shirani June 9, 2012 4:10 am (Pacific time)

I think why no one is questioning about srilanka, is because most of the countries have blood in their hands by helping srilanka during the war by arms and money. any investigation could reveal all these and incriminate everyone. so they just want to bury the truth as deep as possible.


malini s June 9, 2012 4:04 am (Pacific time)

I thank you salem news for your reporting on srilankan events. None of the other media around here, have the guts to write or tell anything


manik June 9, 2012 4:02 am (Pacific time)

even if the government says we did all these criminal acts, there is no one to question them. shame on you western nations, UN, and commonwealth


Lal w June 9, 2012 4:00 am (Pacific time)

spineless UN and other socalled human rights loving countries, how many lives lost with evidence that the government is behind them. How many evidence do they need to act ?. If there is a god, punish them all who supported these atrocites and continue to stay mum.


Lal June 9, 2012 3:55 am (Pacific time)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHC7vnjAc38


Anonymous June 7, 2012 4:04 am (Pacific time)

rot in hell rajapaksa


ganesh June 7, 2012 4:03 am (Pacific time)

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/as-its-president-dines-with-the-queen-sri-lankas-torture-of-its-tamils-is-revealed-7821152.html


shan June 6, 2012 6:15 am (Pacific time)

http://www.theweek.co.uk/uk-news/47266/sri-lankan-presidents-speech-cancelled-amid-torture-claims


shan June 6, 2012 5:53 am (Pacific time)

its about time now, to send srilankan president back home


teja patel May 21, 2012 12:08 pm (Pacific time)

RIP all the innocent people died in ceylon


Ravi May 19, 2012 4:18 pm (Pacific time)

RIP (


shaminy May 19, 2012 4:16 pm (Pacific time)

sad day for all the tamils and people with a heart everywhere


Yaw May 19, 2012 8:35 am (Pacific time)

RIP ceylonese tamils died


Haresh May 19, 2012 8:32 am (Pacific time)

r.i.p


Frank A May 19, 2012 8:08 am (Pacific time)

god bless !!


Manzoor May 19, 2012 8:07 am (Pacific time)

RIP all the killed tamil people


sam May 19, 2012 7:26 am (Pacific time)

RIP to all the innocent souls who died in this war


Mahendran May 19, 2012 7:25 am (Pacific time)

R.I.P


Mayuri s May 19, 2012 7:11 am (Pacific time)

May 18th is a day, when the whole world witnessed most atrocious massacre and closed its eyes. Should be ashamed of themselves.


A Chu May 19, 2012 7:09 am (Pacific time)

RIP people killed in the war in ceylon


Raj Ambalavanan May 19, 2012 7:07 am (Pacific time)

People in the south srilanka are celebrating...this shows, why there was war all along for a seperate land for tamils. Who in the right mind would celebrate on a day where so many innocent lives were just butchered ?.


Kanaka G, Canada May 19, 2012 7:03 am (Pacific time)

RIP. We will never forget


Anthony May 19, 2012 7:03 am (Pacific time)

my deepest sympathies to all my srilankan friends who lost their relatives


Ananth May 19, 2012 6:40 am (Pacific time)

http://india.nydailynews.com/newsarticle/4fb52cfab1e35dd15f000000/sri-lanka-lacks-political-solution-to-tamil-conflict


sarva May 19, 2012 6:39 am (Pacific time)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBcVbFeuVtg


rohan May 19, 2012 6:38 am (Pacific time)

rest in peace


shan May 19, 2012 6:35 am (Pacific time)

thanks salem news for your continuing support for bringing the truth out to the light

Editor: Always, thank you!


mani, London May 19, 2012 6:34 am (Pacific time)

R.I.P


A vinayagam May 19, 2012 6:33 am (Pacific time)

RIP :(


janani May 19, 2012 6:32 am (Pacific time)

I'm paying my respects to all the innocent tamil people who perished in this war. May god bless their souls !!! and punish the perpatrators !!!!


Janani May 19, 2012 6:29 am (Pacific time)

http://groundviews.org/2012/05/19/three-years-after-the-war-in-sri-lanka-to-celebrate-or-mourn/


Raja March 23, 2012 9:46 am (Pacific time)

Thanks Tim. GOD HELP THEM


Raja stamilwa@yahoo.com March 23, 2012 9:44 am (Pacific time)

Thanks TIM... For bringing truth to light.. Is tamil s around the World sleeping? plz wake up. Organise all ur friends and people around u... Lets do somthing.. Lets help our brothers and sisters atleast now. Raja Contact me : stamilwa@yahoo.com


elango March 19, 2012 6:43 am (Pacific time)

rajapaksae vai ollikkera vari oya mattoam...........


Anonymous March 16, 2012 9:05 am (Pacific time)

I am part of the "Vast Majority" who put this country way down on any priority list. We have domestic issues that must be dealt with before we expend any treasure outside our borders that do not directly impact our national security and economic interests. We certainly do not want to expend any blood for these terrorists. Those of you who hold this place in such a high level of importance, why not go there yourselves and actually do something? My guess is none of you have ever worn the uniform, and if you have, you certainly have no combat experience in a leadership position. Blaming America for the world's troubles is typical Marxist methodology and exposes your weak characters. Otherwise put your own lives on the line and do something. Talk is so cheap for most of you, just pathetic whiners.COWARDS!


Anonymous March 15, 2012 7:49 pm (Pacific time)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dtrfpVJJWg almost 200000 views on one day


kumuthini selva March 15, 2012 7:46 pm (Pacific time)

blood boiling stories.


Anonymous March 15, 2012 7:42 pm (Pacific time)

Generation after generation, tamil people will never forget or forgive all including the world countries who supported the war


raguvaran, canada March 15, 2012 7:40 pm (Pacific time)

we will never forget !


Anonymous March 15, 2012 7:38 pm (Pacific time)

may god punish all, i mean all who were responsible including countries who knew what was going on and kept silent and those who helped the war !!! the curse of these innocent tamils will forever haunt you !!!


muthu, london March 15, 2012 3:19 pm (Pacific time)

For the viewer of this website

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lgv29lfwcNc


A comment on channel 4 website March 15, 2012 2:35 am (Pacific time)

"The SriLankan Supporters first understand one thing, that is "CH4 is not claiming LTTE is innocent; Even LTTE is an Terrorist Group The SriLankan should not behave like another Terrorist Group, SL goverment's Enemy is LTTE only, not the Innocent People.. We have International War Rules, We have some Basic Humanity, Women and Children shouldn't be Harmed.. But what happened during the war is different, SL Army Killed Many Innocent people, many Innocent womens, also many children; these things clearly shows that SL Goverment's Intention is not only Killing LTTE also Killing or cleaning the entire community.. simple SL Goverment Acted as an another Terrorist Group, So If SL Goverment announce that "SL Goverment is a Terrorist Group" Then we are not going to ask question like this..SL is an country and they must behaved like an country not like an Terrorist Group.."


Anonymous March 15, 2012 2:34 am (Pacific time)

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/sri-lankas-killing-fields/episode-guide/series-2/episode-1


Hamsha, London March 14, 2012 5:26 pm (Pacific time)

absolute cruelty. worse than barbarians. They are showing their true colours in the channel 4 video. But no one is ready to punish the barbarians.


thava, Mel March 14, 2012 5:28 pm (Pacific time)

can someone please tell where we can watch the channel 4 programme video ?.


Anonymous March 14, 2012 5:23 pm (Pacific time)

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/sri-lankas-killing-fields/articles/war-crimes-unpunished-clips


nalini March 14, 2012 5:22 pm (Pacific time)

punish the animals in srilanka who killed the innocent tamils


Thanks March 13, 2012 10:02 am (Pacific time)

http://salem-news.com/articles/march112012/lanka-children.php


Times of india March 13, 2012 9:59 am (Pacific time)

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/south-asia/UKs-Channel-4-documentary-shows-LTTE-supremo-Prabhakarans-12-year-old-sons-bullet-riddled-body/articleshow/12236954.cms


On deaf ears March 13, 2012 9:57 am (Pacific time)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/rights-groups-urge-renewed-push-to-hold-sri-lanka-war-crimes-suspects-to-account/2012/03/13/gIQA6uEW9R_story.html


Neha March 13, 2012 9:56 am (Pacific time)

Sorry for the double post. Thanks salem news for keeping the stories of this war alive. Otherwise it would have gone under the carpet long ago.


Neha, Canada March 13, 2012 9:54 am (Pacific time)

It is hard to believe, so many years passed by and no action still. Shameful.


panchanathan March 13, 2012 9:53 am (Pacific time)

india is the culprit here, which suppoted shrilanka in all way. arms to aid to money advice everything india gave to shrilanka. now trying to hide and avoid any problem


Latha March 13, 2012 9:50 am (Pacific time)

hey all, don't forget to watch the new channel four programme tomorrow at 10:55 local time UK about the war in srilanka


Anonymous March 13, 2012 9:48 am (Pacific time)

Without the help of India, Pakistan (how ironic- two feuding countries joing hands to kill innocent people), China, Russia, US and many others, the srilankan government wouldn't have won the war. So it is pointless expecting justice from the world.


Anonymous March 13, 2012 9:45 am (Pacific time)

I honestly, think nany of these countries are going to help the tamils and bring justice. Because most of them have blood in their hand.


mathusha March 13, 2012 9:44 am (Pacific time)

In Syria people are being killed by the government forces. There is an uproar in the US to act against it. The US media is all in support. But when atrocities were taking place in srilanka, none of the western media even had a segment about this war. A war that killed far many and more gruesome than any syrian war. There is authenticated channel 4 video as proof. Still no action.


Mayuran March 13, 2012 8:15 am (Pacific time)

BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17353223


Thillai March 11, 2012 3:48 pm (Pacific time)

It is reagrding the upcoming channel 4 program http://www.sundaytimes.lk/index.php?option=com_contentandview=articleandid=16849:new-channel-4-documentary-to-airandcatid=1:latest-newsandItemid=547


Anonymous March 11, 2012 11:30 am (Pacific time)

Hopefully they pass a resolution against the war crimes this week


Anonymous March 11, 2012 11:28 am (Pacific time)

Just saw this:
http://salem-news.com/articles/march082012/lanka-death-photos-tk.php


thillai March 11, 2012 11:24 am (Pacific time)

Coming wednesday, Channel 4 of England is broadcasting srilankan killing fields part 2


Thillai March 11, 2012 11:23 am (Pacific time)

 http://www.sundaytimes.lk/index.php?option=com_contentandview=articleandid=16849:new-channel-4-documentary-to-airandcatid=1:latest-newsandItemid=547

Editor: Thillai, I tried to get the link to work, if you can possibly copy and resend, thank you.

 


Shan December 24, 2011 7:50 pm (Pacific time)

On this Christmas day, I remember all our people who were killed and those who are still under oppression in srilanka. I thank all those who supported the tamils and brought the truth to the light.


tamil September 14, 2011 3:18 pm (Pacific time)

http://blogs.voanews.com/breaking-news/2011/09/13/rights-groups-urge-un-council-to-probe-sri-lanka/


US on srilanka...finally a statement September 14, 2011 3:12 pm (Pacific time)

http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/us-urges-sri-lanka-to-strike-tamil-political-deal


Thamilan September 14, 2011 3:11 pm (Pacific time)

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/12/us-srilanka-un-rights-idUSTRE78B4RX20110912


Freedom fighters September 14, 2011 3:10 pm (Pacific time)

http://www.rnw.nl/international-justice/article/tamil-tigers-terrorists-or-freedom-fighters-%E2%80%93-dutch-court-decide


Hanna Ramanathan September 8, 2011 5:06 pm (Pacific time)

hey Tim, thanks for your support for our people.

Tim King: Thank you Hanna


Mathu September 3, 2011 2:12 pm (Pacific time)

One of my friend in NJ told me: there was a daycare behind her home in NJ which is near a train station. She used to watch the kids play in the daycare and around 5pm they are all picked up by their parents who return after work from NYC. On 9/11/01, she said it was 7pm..8pm..there were many kids still playing. This story really made me cry. There were many untold stories like this in Srilanka and many worse than this. Still many victims are waiting without a voice. There is no memorial or answers for those, in srilanka. I still think why no one in the west did not pay attention to our people in srilanka, slaughtered like animals. Those people are still being treated like animals. I hope, one day the world will realize what they missed in srilanka. thanks


Mathushalini, MN September 3, 2011 2:00 pm (Pacific time)

I still get tears in my eyes when I see videos/news associated with 9/11. I often imagine how those people would have suffered and died on that tragic day. It is something unthinkable. I personally did not know any of the victims, but still as a human being, I feel for those people and especially those families/friends they left behind. How many untold stories of 9/11....


Arumugam September 3, 2011 1:50 pm (Pacific time)

Innercity press is one of the media outlet with some guts/backbone.


Arumugam September 3, 2011 1:48 pm (Pacific time)

India should act. As a strong neighbor and home to millions of tamils, they can help srilankan tamils. But they helped wipe out tamils instead. How ironic and pathetic


Anonymous September 3, 2011 1:46 pm (Pacific time)

srilanka let the prior emergency law expire and US congratulated SL gov. Then srilanka enacted this new law to replace that and now no word from the US government. How well the srilankan government deceiving US and others, meanwhile they act if they know nothing.


senthuran September 3, 2011 1:42 pm (Pacific time)

first of all, thanks. Hopefully our people get the justice they deserve.


christo_pher September 1, 2011 12:41 am (Pacific time)

the srilankan president should be tried and put to death by the Intl Criminal Court for causing this genocide to the poor minority SriLankan Tamilians.


christo_pher September 1, 2011 12:36 am (Pacific time)

this is the case of the dismissal of human rights to the most extreme as declared by UN Declaration Human Rights


Mary lou B August 26, 2011 2:50 am (Pacific time)

This is awful !!. Nobody knew about this.

Editor: I know, most of the media in the west is soulless.  Now that you know, tell everyone you know, thank you.


sam August 25, 2011 4:49 pm (Pacific time)

srilankan case to be discussed at UNHRC. Hopefully. Otherwise no point of having a counsil for human rights


tamilini August 25, 2011 2:17 pm (Pacific time)

thanks tim for the new article on grease devils


Malathi Shanmugam, Canada August 24, 2011 4:45 pm (Pacific time)

It is happy to see someone paying attention what is happening in ceylon. While other western media sleeps.

Editor: I promise we won't let you down, thank you!


Anna selvam August 24, 2011 4:41 pm (Pacific time)

hey tim thanks. Keep writing

Tim King: I will Anna, in solidarity always, thank you.


Anonymous August 24, 2011 5:47 am (Pacific time)

It is so irritating and infuriating to see the army/police wearing boots in the temple premises of, famous Nallur murugan temple in Jaffna srilanka, especially during the deity was on parade. Even the queen of England, removed her shoes when she went to a hindu temple in London.


malini August 24, 2011 5:40 am (Pacific time)

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/21/us-srilanka-devils-idUSTRE77K2BX20110821

How disgusting !!. When the people attack back, these cowards and police/army join forces. This shows the identities of these cowards in the first place.


malini August 24, 2011 5:35 am (Pacific time)

Where else in the world, do we have "grease devils" roaming streets in residential areas and terrorizing people ?. Only in srilanka. This all started after the government lost in the election. Now showing its anger thru these cowards. When the people catch the cowards red handed, the army/police intervene, rescue the cowards and attack the people. How ironic is it ?. I don't know how long the god is going to see the suffering of tamils in srilanka.

Editor: Speaking of greasy devils... Greasy Devil! Greasy President!! Maumar in Death Knell!!!


sarves August 24, 2011 2:05 am (Pacific time)

If it is Libiya, or Syria, everybody is ready to react. American president even asked the syrian president to resign meanwhile there is no evidence for what is happening in syria. Here in Srilanka, there are evidences are given in a platter and no one have the backbone to react. really scary


sarveswaran August 24, 2011 2:02 am (Pacific time)

it is scary to see, none of the world countries is reacting to srilankan war crime evidence.


shamini t August 13, 2011 2:31 pm (Pacific time)

thanks mr. tim for this post.


Shan UK July 27, 2011 6:38 pm (Pacific time)

Sorry if I did offend any readers. But that is the truth. Many countries supported srilanka and many are still doing so. Most, with their technological advances knew what was going on and did nothing. Sorry again. I'm just dissappointed by the inactivity and lack of interest in bringing justice to these people, of the countries around the world.thanks


Shan July 27, 2011 6:31 pm (Pacific time)

It is important to remember that these war criminals of Srilanka were supported and given all the military equipment by many countries including India, Pakistan, China, UK, Canada and US. And also US and many others continued to congratulate srilanka on their victory. This is the main reason that none of these countries are forthcoming to request for a war crimes investigation. By doing so, the government of Srilanka would disclose all the help they gotten from these countries which would be slap on the face. So it is sure, that nobody will do anything even if the evidence piles up. Many countries have innocent tamil's blood on their hands. No wonder why, not a single country is acting on the evidence presented by channel 4 or the UN reports.


Shan, UK - New channel 4 segment July 27, 2011 6:23 pm (Pacific time)

http://salem-news.com/articles/july272011/sri-lanka-witness.php

Editor: Thanks Shan!  I wrote a link to our version which links to Channel 4, your writings here are appreciated, thank you.


al jazeera July 25, 2011 2:39 pm (Pacific time)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGUgJSyDYXQ


parani July 25, 2011 2:36 pm (Pacific time)

thank you salem news for keep posting these articles on Srilanka.


Ram July 25, 2011 2:31 pm (Pacific time)

These tamil people were bombed, arrested, tortured, kidnapped, shot and forced to endure everything during the war. Now the government held this election. There were reports of harassment, beatings, intimidation and bribery in this election. Government supported groups threatened these people. But they had the guts to show their wish. They bravely chose the Tamil party amid all these, in the hopes that atleast this democratic election results would sway the minds of world countries. They risked their lives to show this. They have openly told the world that they are not happy with the sinhala government. What is America going to do ?. Just sit there and issue statements ?. Will they have the guts to speak ?. Those people are just risking their lives in the hopes that atleast some country would have the backbone to do something. The tamils are appalled by this wimpy silence


Ram, Canada July 25, 2011 2:15 pm (Pacific time)

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/24/us-srilanka-politics-idUSTRE76N0ZB20110724


Poobalapillai sam July 25, 2011 2:03 pm (Pacific time)

tamil people in north has given their mandate. They have chosen TNA. The BBC and other western media still label TNA as "prorebel" party. My question for the US government and the socalled peace loving countries, if the people have chosen such a party, why in the world are you supporting the government party ?. Isn't it ironic that US always supports people choice, but here US keeps it mouth shut and support the SL gov to kill all those innocent tamils.


Swaminathan L July 25, 2011 1:55 pm (Pacific time)

Even some the former president of srilanka, has some conscience.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-14274988


Gamini lal July 13, 2011 4:04 pm (Pacific time)

I don't think anyone is interested in finding permanent solution for this problem in srilanka.


Headlines today - India July 10, 2011 7:59 am (Pacific time)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ew7n76qLRw0andfeature=mfu_in_orderandlist=UL


nathiya, Quebec July 10, 2011 3:51 am (Pacific time)

thank you very much for posting this online. best of luck


Mickens s July 9, 2011 3:29 pm (Pacific time)

my god I watched srilankan killing fields...it is unimaginable. President Obama should act on this issue.


sathish July 9, 2011 3:19 pm (Pacific time)

Australian cricket team apparently thinking of cancelling the tour to srilanka. Atleast someone has a heart.


tharani July 8, 2011 5:26 pm (Pacific time)

thanks to this website, people in other countries can see these atrocities.


Naalini Gamage July 8, 2011 4:23 pm (Pacific time)

if those videos are true, then I'm ashamed as a srilankan. We could have been the next Singapore. But we are divided. GOSL must investgate and allow the UN to monitor the process.


kumutha July 8, 2011 4:18 pm (Pacific time)

thanks salem news for your service to tamil community. We really appreciate what you are doing, while many other media just ignored this war


From independent.co.uk July 8, 2011 4:15 pm (Pacific time)

"So, why should we care? Let me suggest a few reasons. Firstly, as Jeremy Page reported in The Times in 2009, the British government approved commercial sales to the Sri Lankan government “of more than £13.6 million of equipment including armoured vehicles, machine-gun components and semi-automatic pistols” during the last three years of its brutal civil war with the Tamil Tigers. As Jon Snow asserts in ‘Killing Fields’, the Sri Lankan military, freshly-equipped with British-made weapons, often did little to distinguish between the Tigers and Tamil civilians. Or we can look to a Channel 4 news item from May 2010, also presented by Jon Snow; “‘Kill everybody and finish them off,’ that’s what Sri Lankan soldiers say they were told…” Not the type of military our government should be arming, you might think?"


mother of 2 July 8, 2011 4:12 pm (Pacific time)

It is hard to watch the video, the children standing there helpless. Their faces, the eyes...are talking to us....they are just asking all of us with their silence, why nobody is helping us ? what sin did we do to endure this ?.


yalini, UK July 8, 2011 4:07 pm (Pacific time)

thanks Mr. Tim for writing these untold stories of the tamil people. I got the link to this article from a tamil website and then I found your other articles in this site. Thanks for writing.

Tim King: Thank you Yalini, the coverage will continue...


Anonymous July 8, 2011 4:03 pm (Pacific time)

“The Sri Lankan government had the tacit support of most of the world’s powers.” says Jon Snow from Channel 4. They did help srilanka. Shame on you all supported the srilankan government. Remember you all contributed to the events in channel 4 video. How can any of you sleep at night ?.


Tamilan July 8, 2011 4:00 pm (Pacific time)

http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2011/07/08/why-should-we-care-about-the-suffering-of-tamils/


From Hindu July 8, 2011 3:58 pm (Pacific time)

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/article2211878.ece


Anonymous July 8, 2011 3:57 pm (Pacific time)

http://salem-news.com/articles/july062011/sri-lanka.php


Binu jones, FL July 8, 2011 3:55 pm (Pacific time)

I'm ashamed as an Indian, that our government helped the ceylonese army do this cruel things. we just watched channel 4 programme on tv. we were all speechless. it was too horrible. Those people pleading the ICRC officials not to leave them...I broke down totally. I can't imagine what they went through. If there is a god, let the murderers get the right punishment. May they rot in hell.

Editor: The only thing that seems appropriate to add, is that there are so many similar examples.  I look at the birth defects in Fallujah and consider that it is my country, the U.S., and my former military group, the U.S. Marines, who have caused all of the terrible circumstances to exist.  But in India, in the U.S., among the Sinhalese in Sri Lanka who truly do not realize the extent of the mayhem against the Tamils, everywhere; there are good hearts and strong minds.  How we wrest control back from those who commit the evil, order the Genocides; this is yet to be seen.  We should let the emotions translate into a proper form of anger and never let the fires of justice die out.  We must confront what ails us and use technology and a human bond to somehow make a stand for humanity, and for the earth itself.  Thank you for your thoughts.     


karuppaiya N July 8, 2011 3:48 pm (Pacific time)

I never saw such a war crime video even with all the wars going on and the technology is everywhere. Even after seeing the video evidence, why can't anyone demand for justice ?. What is US doing ?. They can easily verify the authenticity of the video and see the truth. Why president Obama or the administration did not open their mouth ?. it is really dissapointing to see what is happening.


Thilai July 8, 2011 3:42 pm (Pacific time)

how can anyone after watching "srilankan killing fields" stay silent ?. Shame on countries around the world. If a penguin washed ashore in Australia last week, the news was everywhere. But in srilanka these people were tortured and killed...no body cares. Why then talk about human rights and have tons of associations for it ?. It is a shame on all the countries that keep their mouth shut.


Maddy A July 7, 2011 2:48 am (Pacific time)

hey tim thanks for all your effort in supporting the tamil community and bringing the truth out to the world.

Tim King: Absolutely.


sammy June 25, 2011 2:11 am (Pacific time)

thanks salem news for writing on ceylon civil war. keep it up


Bryan J June 24, 2011 5:27 pm (Pacific time)

wow...this type of atrocities were happening in one side of the world and the rest of the world is concerned of jersey shore, justin bieber, etc.


Anonymous June 22, 2011 5:02 pm (Pacific time)

hey tim i really appreciate what you are doing.

Tim King: Thank you!


mathanaraja June 20, 2011 4:04 pm (Pacific time)

thanks for posting those videos and for the article


prakash June 16, 2011 11:28 pm (Pacific time)

hey i cant tolerate killing tamilians in srilanka... channel's shocking video... is they have kindness in their heart.. dont they have mother, father, sisters, brothers,kids..??? DAMN of RAJAPAKSE.. he hv to PUNISHED severely.. have to kill him without Humanity.. PLS REMOVE THE SRILANKA FROM THE WORLD MAP and NO DEALINGS OR COMMUNICATION WITH SRILANKA. HAVE TO ABANDON ALL THE BUSINESS,SUPPORT TO SRILANKA. Still doubt., is there any GOD.?????????? Thanks TIM.. waiting for an REVOLUTION.. atleast pls SAVE and SECURE other living TAMILIANS... PLS JOIN THE HANDS...


nathan J June 16, 2011 6:01 pm (Pacific time)

all the western countries, UN should be ashamed of themselves. They gave all the resources to srilankan army and helped in this mass killing. How can US, UK, and others speak of human rights ?. Are you all even qualified to talk about human rights ?. All this happened. US government kept its mouth shut tightly. Occasionally they come out of the shell, issue statement such as pleading the srilankan gov to investigate these things. They all go in deaf ear. President Obama, tamils are so disappointed in you and others who speak of rights.


jimmy June 15, 2011 11:46 am (Pacific time)

No resources to exploit... sorry.


Anonymous June 15, 2011 4:24 am (Pacific time)

New documentary shows Sri Lanka 'war crimes' -- UK calls for probe after British programme appears to show executions of Tamil prisoners by troops at end of civil war. See: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2011/06/201161544259318547.html


MUTHAMIZH June 15, 2011 1:23 am (Pacific time)

WARNING MOST GRUESOME Srilanka Killing Fields - By Channel 4 News UK Please do not watch this video when your kids are around. It does show some footage not appropriate for younger audience. http://www.channel4.com/programmes/sri-lankas-killing-fields/4od#3200170 http://www.tamiltwist.com/2011/06/live-channel-4s-sri-lankas-killing.html www.thamizham.net/scrool3.htm Please watch it and spread it all over the world.. Tamils should get justice... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6uSypDgXJ4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YObjM7FLuw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iyYfL8CVAw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6uSypDgXJ4andfeature=player_embedded http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YObjM7FLuwandfeature=player_embedded#at=676 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iyYfL8CVAwandfeature=player_embedded#at=1222 http://blogs.channel4.com/world-news-blog/live-blog-sri-lankas-killing-fields/16455


Editor June 14, 2011 10:20 pm (Pacific time)

Everyone with the YouTube downloader, please grab this and re-upload, make it viral, don't let YouTube pull them down! Long live Tamil Eelam!~


malathy l June 14, 2011 7:21 pm (Pacific time)

3rd part
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iyYfL8CVAwandfeature=mfu_in_orderandlist=UL


malathy L June 14, 2011 7:20 pm (Pacific time)

2nd part
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YObjM7FLuwandfeature=mfu_in_orderandlist=UL


malathy June 14, 2011 7:19 pm (Pacific time)

watch on youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6uSypDgXJ4andfeature=feedlik


sothi June 14, 2011 5:34 pm (Pacific time)

please anyone let us know where we also can watch the channel 4 news in canada ?. thanks in advance


Anonymous June 14, 2011 5:33 pm (Pacific time)

From channel 4 video : "Most disturbing of all, though, was the clip of UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon being given a whistle-stop PR tour of a refugee camp by Sri Lankan government officials, and failing to talk to a single Tamil about their experiences. The survivors said that it was at that point they knew they had no human rights. To this day, Ban Ki-moon rejects his own organisation's report that the Sri Lankan government was complicit in war crimes. How can we take the UN seriously when it talks of war crimes in Libya and its leader ignores them elsewhere? Or are war crimes in the third world not so important ?"


Kanthan, UK June 14, 2011 5:27 pm (Pacific time)

srilankan army's colours are out. channel 4's programme today has shown the atrocities done by srilanka


Anonymous June 14, 2011 5:24 pm (Pacific time)

thanks salem news for telling the truth. Keep up the good work


nalini selvam, canada June 14, 2011 5:22 pm (Pacific time)

where did u all see the channel 4 programme ?. I couldn't find it.


tharaka June 14, 2011 5:19 pm (Pacific time)

omg....that was horrible !!. Innocent people just murdered like animals. The world, UN, UK and US should be ashamed of themselves for just ignoring these killings.


Santhiya, London June 14, 2011 5:16 pm (Pacific time)

Blood is boiling after watching today's channel 4 show.


Gnanam Thiyagarajan June 13, 2011 4:20 pm (Pacific time)

Anon:
     Journalism is alive and well, and fast returning to its mission to guide citizens in responsibility...you simply don't see it all yet, but will soon feel it.

     Local news is burgeoning, as some in Oregon know already from working experience and others from astute observation on what's happening state-wide.

     Paper/press/ink delivery may well change and rapidly to even easier and more convenient digital delivery, as with much else...capital requirements are currently near-impossible, but see what happens when we move back to near-normal !!  ONE REASON is that most of readers learned to read on paper and via books, and will continue to do so for perhaps another generation, much more familiar with every form of digital device as they grow up with 'em...
     Business and most other enterprise have already set that pattern of heavy continued reliance on every form of digital, while still consuming tons of paper, and from those ready-response new technologies will come more than you can now imagine for journalistic enterprise...

     That's essentially important as major offset for damaging cowardly refusal of responsibility by hiding behind anonymous non-checkable response, which defeats the other side of the First Amendment-right, the responsibility to stand up for what is stated, in any form, at any time, to anyone.

     Otherwise what's delivered under the non-ID/responsible label is just so much hot air, dollar-heated these days by damnable easy-access to format and channel for those seeking to gain whatever they can get away with, both politically and economy/cultural...

     Watch for coming Op Ed series here soon covering this considerable issue at full length and with documentation, as well as off=top/of-head from 50 working years, breaking in covering 1/4 of upper-Maine for BANGOR DAILY NEWS, continuing at United Press Boston as wires editor, and still professionally hacking at 93 !!

     BTW, learned never to trust GOPster or "conservative" via 2 yrs. editing two-paper daily in obsolete plant for notorious Bill Loeb, who later led charge vs any D/Presidential person in Manchester, NH, after being run out of Vermont's Burlington. (BURLINGTON DAILY NEWS)  Our motto for second paper, up the Lake, was "Today's news tomorrow, if we are lucky and the press don't break down --again !"


rajitha June 12, 2011 7:47 pm (Pacific time)

tamil people have suffered enough at the hands of changing sinhala governments. They need a solution.


Anonymous June 12, 2011 7:42 pm (Pacific time)

good luck tim. keep going, reveal the truths.


satya June 12, 2011 7:40 pm (Pacific time)

as many commented here, thanks for the great job posting this story. I know there was problem in ceylon, but never thought, it will be like this.


Chaminda L June 12, 2011 7:36 pm (Pacific time)

thanks mr. tim for the artcles on srilanka and its cruel actions.


Anonymous June 10, 2011 5:32 pm (Pacific time)

I saw on one of your article, there is warning says pictures are "beyond graphic". Exactly true. How can these culprits and their leaders sleep at night, maintain a family and live the life ?. Curse of these people and all the affected people will forever haunt them.

Tim King: I agree!


yuva l June 10, 2011 5:27 pm (Pacific time)

Channel 4 show is going to be a huge shock to the world. All the readers and please all watch it


Thamil June 10, 2011 5:24 pm (Pacific time)

YA...THANKS SALEM NEWS AND MR.TIM on behalf of all tamils.


shaminy lavanyan June 10, 2011 5:02 pm (Pacific time)

reading all the comments, I also have to write s.t. justice should be served for what happened. ya it is really really gruesome to see how they tortured and killed these people. Imagine how they must have suffered ?. I can't believe it also, why even after so many evidence, why no one is ready to take action ?. All this talk about human rights, are just for show ?. Shame on all who kept silent knowing this events were happening !!


Ruchi a June 10, 2011 4:55 pm (Pacific time)

thanks mr. tim having the guts to write this story. Most of the people around the world would never know otherwise. What happened in srilanka, as you can see from the pictures, has not happened in any part of the world. The tamils were slaughtered, raped, and whatever unimaginable cruel things were unleashed at the people. The world should atleast know, that something like this happened and the UN and other human rights loving countries kept their mmouth shut. There is no doubt that god will punish these animals. The UN should be ashamed of themselves. How can they look in the mirror, while so many died mercilessly ?

Tim King: Thank you, we must keep the pressure up and as I have said before, my heart is truly broken over this tragedy and we have no hesitation to keep publishing the hard truth about this tragedy, again, thank you.


yuva L June 10, 2011 4:46 pm (Pacific time)

A special one-hour film showing devastating new evidence of war crimes committed during the Sri Lankan civil war is to be broadcast in the UK.


yuva June 10, 2011 4:45 pm (Pacific time)

sorry for the double post. But I also have to thank this website and the author for publishing this.


Yuva L June 10, 2011 4:43 pm (Pacific time)

http://www.channel4.com/news/channel-4-to-broadcast-sri-lankas-killing-fields

Please everybody don't forget to watch channel 4 show on the 14th about srilankan atrocities.


sriranga June 10, 2011 4:40 pm (Pacific time)

thanks salem news for posting this.


nalathamby santhosh June 5, 2011 3:24 am (Pacific time)

tamils all over the world will thank you for writing these articles Mr. Tim. Thanks


sarvesh p June 4, 2011 7:51 pm (Pacific time)

What other evidence do they need to incriminate the culprits ?. This video alone, is sufficient.


Mythili June 4, 2011 6:00 pm (Pacific time)

thank you very much tim. It means a lot for the tamil people.


Ram suthan June 4, 2011 5:26 pm (Pacific time)

Anyone know, where we (Canadians) can watch channel 4 program ?. Anyway, thanks Mr. Tim for this post.


Jay Kanthan June 4, 2011 4:03 pm (Pacific time)

Only thing I can say is thank you for writing this and other articles about the lankan war.


Maria Thanigasalam, Quebec June 4, 2011 3:17 pm (Pacific time)

That's awful. How can anyone do these things ?. I too wish the world wakes up soon.


Sam J, London June 4, 2011 3:05 pm (Pacific time)

Dear Tim, Another Thanks from a UK tamil. We all thank you for your writings. Regards, Sam J


Beggs Jr, FL June 4, 2011 2:53 pm (Pacific time)

I saw the link to your article at a tamil site. I'm actually from the island of Grenada. I know lot of srilankan tamil students. They were always the nicest. I know there was a war going on, but not at this level. I hope the US government would intervene and help these people.


Balakumaran K June 4, 2011 2:24 pm (Pacific time)

Channel 4 (UK) is to telecast an hour long program called "srilankan killing fields" on the 14th of this month. I hope the world will see what really happened in Srilanka and do something rather than just issuing statements and press releases.


Praveena, Canada June 4, 2011 2:16 pm (Pacific time)

I really appreciate that you writing the truth about this war which wasn't covered well by most of the western media. Thanks


ajay June 4, 2011 9:45 am (Pacific time)

Tim thank u for putting da news. more people can see da news now in foreign country


Nirupama Gunt June 4, 2011 9:10 am (Pacific time)

I have many ceylonese thamilian friends. Very sad to see this was happening in ceylon and the world ignored it.


Avni patel, CA June 4, 2011 8:57 am (Pacific time)

I'm ashamed of India getting involved in this cruel act. Atleast now, India should do the right thing.


Salini Chandima June 4, 2011 7:11 am (Pacific time)

we never heard this kind of stories when we were there. It is really sad to see all this happened in my country. If we didn't have this war, we had the potential to become another Singapore.


Sharon O June 4, 2011 6:46 am (Pacific time)

OMG...I can't believe these things are happening in our days. Where is humanity going towards ?. Scary. God bless these people


Semanthi Gomaz June 4, 2011 6:13 am (Pacific time)

keep up the great work. Thanks a lot for the articles, as many others have expressed already.


sumathy selvam June 4, 2011 6:00 am (Pacific time)

Tim, thank you for keep writing about this war. I read all your articles. thank you very much.


Chandra Krishnasamy (Malaysia) June 2, 2011 3:12 am (Pacific time)

Your really a dedicated journalist...definitely must be recognized globally for this great work.... which even some Hindu and Tamil community don,t aware about the history and truth.


ratnasri May 31, 2011 4:29 pm (Pacific time)

UK channel 4 has created a seperate section on srilankan war...
http://www.channel4.com/news/sri-lanka-civil-war


Ratnasri May 31, 2011 4:22 pm (Pacific time)

Thanks Mr. tim for bringing the truth to the world.


G.K.Rajasuriar May 23, 2011 1:33 am (Pacific time)

Buddha, must be turning in his grave to find the atrocities comitted by   adherents of his doctrine of the triple-gem of the Buddha, Dhamma and the Sangha,violated in Lanka.They say that ,he who lives by the sword will die by the sword.


randy mathew May 12, 2011 3:23 am (Pacific time)

One day the Rajapaksas will have to face justice and that day is not far off. Already they are beginning to show signs of worry about this UN report.


sarva May 11, 2011 4:02 pm (Pacific time)

Just to post the link for your new article :  Rally Demanding Justice for Genocide Victims of Thamil Eelam - Salem-News.com


Sarva May 11, 2011 3:58 pm (Pacific time)

Thanks tim for the new articles. keep it up


nike May 11, 2011 12:38 pm (Pacific time)

cruel wrong unbelievible 3 words i believe are needed to be said.


Captian Prapakaran May 10, 2011 2:14 am (Pacific time)

Pictures speaks to themselves. I hope one day all those who are responsible for this horrible tamil genocide will be bring to the International court and punished.


Thamil May 6, 2011 2:13 pm (Pacific time)

http://www.insidetoronto.com/news/local/article/1004607--road-closures-downtown-due-to-tamil-protests


Kim May 6, 2011 1:35 pm (Pacific time)

thanks for the excellent reporting. bravo


A K May 3, 2011 12:55 pm (Pacific time)

http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=33865


Josh S May 3, 2011 1:46 pm (Pacific time)

Though I was born in UK, I read srilankan news (my grandparents are srilankan). Now this website is one of my favourites. Thanks mate.


Luxman silva May 3, 2011 1:14 pm (Pacific time)

I really appreciate that you show interest in this war while many others didn't.


A K May 3, 2011 12:55 pm (Pacific time)

Channel 4 UK
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13andartid=33865


aathavan K May 3, 2011 12:53 pm (Pacific time)

thanks tim for putting this story on your website.


Parthiban May 1, 2011 8:52 pm (Pacific time)

Truth can never be suppressed for long,at last truth will triumph and Tamils will get their rights,and God will punish srilankans for their brutal crimes and inhuman activities.


Kesavan April 29, 2011 2:19 pm (Pacific time)

thanks Mr. Tim answering those hate emails. They think that nobody will answer their irrational questions and falsified facts.


V Balendran April 28, 2011 5:52 am (Pacific time)

Thanks Tim for caring about humanity. Hopefully your campaign will help stop the ongoing genocide.


Sharmila April 27, 2011 5:32 pm (Pacific time)

Hi, I don't know when the programme is going to be on channel 4. I read it on the Guardian.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/apr/26/channel-4-sri-lanka-footage


Kanthini S April 27, 2011 4:34 pm (Pacific time)

Our culture, language, religion, education everything is destroyed by srilanka gov. It is a black mark for all the countries which just sat there watching everything - Kanthini


Anonymous April 27, 2011 4:01 pm (Pacific time)

@Sharmila, how do you know that channel 4 going to produce more videos ?. Also please let us all know when they are going to show the programme. Thanks in advance


Ravindran April 27, 2011 3:57 pm (Pacific time)

I think countries are beginning to react. US responded today with a "welcome" to the report. China and Russia are so far silent...and also India. So don't give up hopes yet.


K nishanthan April 27, 2011 3:35 pm (Pacific time)

I'll just post this link here

http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/connectasia/stories/201104/s3201400.htm


Now they are even accusing the UN. I don't know where they will end. They will accuse everyone who tries to bring the truth out.


Nishanthan April 27, 2011 3:32 pm (Pacific time)

forgot to mention...both of your articles are well written and with full of evidence. Hope the US government take some action.


K Nishanthan April 27, 2011 3:29 pm (Pacific time)

Hi, first of all thanks a lot of taking interest in srilankan war. I hope more people will be able to know about this now. thanks


M bamini April 27, 2011 9:38 am (Pacific time)

I read both your news postings. thank you very much for doing this when most of other media outlets are just ignoring the events in srilanka


Shan April 27, 2011 9:08 am (Pacific time)

thanks very much for both of these articles. This means a lot to the tamils all over the world.


Huffington post April 27, 2011 9:05 am (Pacific time)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/evelyn-leopold/sri-lanka-report_b_854192.html


Sharmila April 27, 2011 3:39 am (Pacific time)

Channel 4 is to air "probably the most horrific" footage it has ever shown in an investigation into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka. OMG what else is going to come !!. This is going to be horrible


Editor April 27, 2011 3:04 am (Pacific time)

Here is the new article: Apr-27-2011: Tamil Genocide in Sri Lanka Emerges Into Public View - Tim King Salem-News.com


Thaya, T April 26, 2011 7:17 pm (Pacific time)

Thank you Tim King for your courageous report and dedication to true journalism. Pls keep it up to help tamils enjoy equal rights and freedom with dignity in Srilanka.


David Kariyawasam April 26, 2011 7:43 pm (Pacific time)

All the human rights campaigners and LTTE supporters are all crying about human rights now making false accusations against a governmenet that won the war against terror. Where were all these people when the LTTE were bombing civilian buildings, slaughtering civilians, forcibly recruiting child soldiers. We the people of Sri Lanka fully support the democratically elected government fo sri lanka on its war against terror. After 30 years sri lankans can go to any part of the country without fear. Its best that when you report you actually interview the people that live in sri lanka (who could not be happier that peace has returned) as opposed to economic refugees in foreign countries who's main goal is to tarnish the image of sri lanka.


K. Narasiman, Norway April 26, 2011 7:00 pm (Pacific time)

Libya: UN team to start probe of human rights abuses. What a double standard ?. Here we are after 2 years, still yearning for an investigation into atrocities...and no action even after countless pleas, letters, human chains, petitions, protests all over the world, people even committed suicide to pursuade for an investigation. But nothing. But the UN team is already in Libya for the same reason. They just abandoned the tamil community including the most of the media, and the world.


MUTHAMIZH April 26, 2011 6:04 pm (Pacific time)

WHY CAN'T THE GOVERNMENT OF SRILANKA ALLOW FOR AN INTERNATIONAL INVESTIGATION, MEDIA, IF THEY HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE?


Mithuni sivakumar April 26, 2011 4:58 pm (Pacific time)

Thanks tim for bringing the truth to the light. lets hope, there will be an answer for tamil people


Chaminda April 26, 2011 3:46 pm (Pacific time)

Thanks for your report. This shows what happens to people who expose the truth against the GOSL such as col. Sarath Fonseca, Lasantha Wikramathunga. Not only thamila people, but also sinhala people also not allowed to freely tell their opinions. Dictatorship in the making in srilanka


sainavneet April 26, 2011 2:15 pm (Pacific time)

Why can't the government of srilanka allow for an international investigation, if they have nothing to hide ?. Why is so many countries including US, UK, Australia, Canada, Norway, France and Germany, are so adament in giving a pass to the srilankan government even after a UN panel has accused the government of atrocities ?. There won't be smoke without a fire. Why are the countries so reluctant to look for that fire ?. The whole world watched as thousands of tamils died. It will EVER haunt the humanity, if they don't act. God will punish those who are responsible and those who went along with atrocities. It is really sad that the world is in such an inhumane position.


Muthamizh April 26, 2011 7:25 am (Pacific time)

DUBLIN TRIBUNAL FINDS against Sri Lanka on charges of War Crimes

http://www.ifpsl.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=24&Itemid=1


Muthamizh April 26, 2011 7:24 am (Pacific time)

IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) in Srilanka
http://vkr1976.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/IC.pdf

IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) in Srilanka">http://vkr1976.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Status-of-detained-Tamils-in-concentration-camps-Revision-4.pdf">IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) in Srilanka

http://vkr1976.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Status-of-detained-Tamils-in-concentration-camps-Revision-4.pdf


N Kumaran April 26, 2011 12:07 pm (Pacific time)

nobody speak anything after uno report. no country will try to help tamil people in shrilanka.


Muthamizh April 26, 2011 7:26 am (Pacific time)

INTERNATIONAL CRISIS GROUP (ICG)'s Report on War Crimes in Sri Lanka http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/regions/asia/south-asia/sri-lanka/191-war-crimes-in-sri-lanka.aspx AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL 2010 - Sri Lanka (UNHCR) http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4c03a7ffb.html Sri Lanka: Human Rights Council (HRW) must call for an independent international investigation into allegations of war crimes in Sri Lanka (AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL) http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/ASA37/010/2010/en?refresh=9876467571


Muthamizh April 26, 2011 7:25 am (Pacific time)

DUBLIN TRIBUNAL FINDS against Sri Lanka on charges of War Crimes http://www.ifpsl.org/index.php?option=com_contentandtask=viewandid=24andItemid=1


vimalkanth April 26, 2011 5:22 am (Pacific time)

In colombo, tamil people are being harrassed by the police asking them to sign on a petition against UN report. This is srilanka. UN chief said that for an investigation into war crimes, he needs the permission of srilanka ????. How in the world, is he expecting srilanka to agree to that ?.


Amutha M April 26, 2011 3:43 am (Pacific time)

While government forces screened civilians for suspected rebels, some civilians were summarily executed and some of the women may have been raped, the report said. Others disappeared, and some of those detained in camps were tortured, it added. What are the world countries doing now ?. When we tamils said it, you didn't believe it. Now the UN has said it. Why can't they utter word with some guts ?.


T Guru April 26, 2011 3:26 am (Pacific time)

let us see which countries are going to respond to this report, if they actually do ever.


tara.sutha April 25, 2011 11:42 pm (Pacific time)

I really appreciated to cover Sri Lankan Government genocide.Thanks to editor and journalistTim King


S.Thuraisingam April 25, 2011 10:34 pm (Pacific time)

The crime charges by UN against genocide of tamils in S/L must be carried out as it will serve as a lesson to all future racist and dictatorial Govts w/wide. for


Theeban April 25, 2011 9:25 pm (Pacific time)

There is nothing much going to happen with this UN report. most probably no country will ask for an investigation and then everything will go back to same. unless of course, people in this world open their eyes, say something to their MPs, senators/reps to intervene. It is already too late (2 years passed), for collecting any evidence especially srilanka has been systematically destroying all and every trace of the war from the land for these 2 years. I don't think much will happen.


Shan April 25, 2011 7:41 pm (Pacific time)

You have mistaken my point. I just quoted the whole sentence. But my point was, the government forces shelled at innocent civilians indiscriminately and even at UN and red cross. Which is clearly a war crime


Shan April 25, 2011 7:21 pm (Pacific time)

UN : Hospitals, UN centers and Red Cross ships were deliberately shelled by government forces, prisoners shot in the head and women raped, while Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelan (LTTE) leaders used 330,000 civilians as a human shield, they said.

Read more: http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/world/sri-lankan-mass-deaths-may-be-war-crimes-un-report/story-e6frfkui-1226044858147#ixzz1KaYTKT2Z

Editor: How would you like it if someone you knew was murdered in cold blood and the killers claimed 'human shield'.  I call foul on this point.  It is lame and overdone, Israel wore the 'human shield' line out in their slaughtering of civilians.


Skandan April 25, 2011 6:26 pm (Pacific time)

the UN report is out finally !!


The Hindu April 25, 2011 5:22 pm (Pacific time)

http://www.hindustantimes.com/40-000-Tamil-civilians-killed-in-final-phase-of-Lanka-war-says-UN-report/Article1-689575.aspx


Arunan, CA April 25, 2011 5:15 pm (Pacific time)

Thanks Rep Howard Berman for his interest.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jXkY8bFgh15lVy_3fh2VWRiWP0cQ?docId=CNG.d697e8d3b4ba273459109ad8e2bb5b0b.1231


Telegraph April 25, 2011 5:08 pm (Pacific time)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/srilanka/8473047/UN-says-Sri-Lankan-government-may-be-guilty-of-war-crimes.html


Bloomberg April 25, 2011 5:05 pm (Pacific time)

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-04-25/sri-lankan-army-tamil-tigers-likely-violated-laws-un-says.html


Anonymous April 25, 2011 4:58 pm (Pacific time)

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/04/2011425214422583975.html


Thirunavukarasu t April 25, 2011 4:53 pm (Pacific time)

Oh dear god...mass murderers. I just read that the UN report is released. I can't imagine what those people went through. If there is a god, then he will punish all who are responsible.
Here is the BBC report. I don't know whether i put it properly here.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13190576


Murugan T April 25, 2011 4:22 pm (Pacific time)

Tim you don't have to be ashamed. Your country and most of the western countries, we all enjoy the freedom of press, speech, practice religion and so on. But this is not the case in srilanka. You have to be proud of your country that and also for allowing many of us srilankans to live and escape the atrocities in our birthplace. From the bottom of heart, We all thank the western nations for this great deed. We also salute you and others for reporting on the atrocities, but we can't demand anyone/media to concentrate on us. But you may be able to do it.


Tim King April 25, 2011 3:54 pm (Pacific time)

Today U.S. news agencies; FOX, MSNBC, ABC, Wall St Journal, Huff Post, CBS; all of them- carried a breaking story about a model who painted her baby boy's toenails pink.

People are dying and suffering in this world and the American agencies think the toenails are important, as genocide takes place and remains unresolved. I am sorry to all of you real people writing on this story, I am ashamed that my nation is so misguided.


Shyamalan April 25, 2011 3:21 pm (Pacific time)

I just posted a wall street journal report regarding the UN panel report on srilankan civil war atrocities.


Wall street journal report April 25, 2011 3:19 pm (Pacific time)

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704677404576285220618739618.html?mod=googlenews_wsj


Nath April 25, 2011 2:23 pm (Pacific time)

From the most comments by singalese and tamil We can come to a conclusion that these two communities cannot live together anymore. therefore better leave tamil and singala in sparate nation. They can be friendly nation side by side.


ugk April 25, 2011 2:17 pm (Pacific time)

I have been to the North. And it really is a military oppression going on there. Its really a terrible thing to see that entire region. They keep Jaffna as reasonably 'normal' to fool the world into thinking that 'everything is fine' in the North. Dont fall for it. Alot of naive people visit Jaffna ONLY and then tell everyone that the North is fine. I know the real situation as i have been to certain areas isolated from the rest of Sri Lanka and the world.


Narmatha April 25, 2011 1:45 pm (Pacific time)

LTTE is a socalled terrorist group. Government of srilanka is not (atleast not yet). So does it justify it for the government to kill innocent people, because a rebel group did so ?. There is no difference between a government and a rebel group here. Then why not call the GOSL a terror organization ?. Furthermore, compare the number of innocent tamils died in the war to sinhalese.


Guna, Norway April 25, 2011 1:04 pm (Pacific time)

thanks for showing interest in sorrowful events happening in our country. heartfelt thanks to you - Guna


kushan April 25, 2011 1:03 pm (Pacific time)

This report doesn't reflect true image of Sri Lanka. LTTE has committed so much atrocities by using suicide bombers, keeping civilian population trapped as human shield to protect their top brass, planting bombs in buses, killing innocent civilians using bus bombs http://www.asiantribune.com/news/2011/04/25/ltte-involved-trafficking-drugs-and-human-beings-europol-te-sat-report-2011 http://www.asiantribune.com/news/2011/04/19/final-days-vanni-600-tamils-shot-and-killed-stray-dogs-first-person-revelation that is what one of the trap TNA member has to say


Anapayan R, CA April 25, 2011 12:07 pm (Pacific time)

now I hope people around the world can see these images and realize what really happened in srilanka. Though I don't think any country will try do anything about this. even if they do, too little too late.


Nadine D April 25, 2011 11:15 am (Pacific time)

hi, please post if there is any updates about the war in srilanka. thank you


Gayathri Wijayasinghe April 25, 2011 9:40 am (Pacific time)

I have rented houses to tamil people for many years. They were the necest people I have ever seen. They are very hard working and respectful. They bring food/gift to us during their festivals and we also do the same. My daughter one day left her daughter with them, when we all have to go somewhere. We were like a big family. Once, during a round up in dehiwala, police arrested my tenant's son for no reason. I felt really bad that I couldn't do anything to stop them, because he is an innocent school student. I knew him for more than 10 years. I sometimes feel guilty as a community we didn't do much for our tamil friends. I don't understand why some of us hate these people so much. We are all srilankans.


Rajitha April 25, 2011 8:58 am (Pacific time)

hey thank your excellent report


Ravi Nanthakumar April 25, 2011 7:25 am (Pacific time)

we tamils are in foreign countries because of illtreatment and war in srilanka. Why are there are many sinhala people in foreign countries ?. Even if it is because of the war, now that the war is over, you all sinhala patriots can go back srilanka. There are huge populations of sinhala people in australia, US, canada, uk etc.


Jay patel April 25, 2011 7:29 am (Pacific time)

I can't believe why these two people can't live together in peace. they can follow indian model where we are of different languages and religions living peacefully. thanks


nagalingam thavarajah April 25, 2011 6:51 am (Pacific time)

thank you for posting this article. god bless you


Karina April 25, 2011 8:05 am (Pacific time)

I'm a russian american. I have a srilankan friend. he told me about the war in srilanka, but I didn't expect it like this. it is a shame human beings killing ecah other in cruel ways.


thurai K April 25, 2011 7:41 am (Pacific time)

Menaka, thousands of innocent people died in this war and this site, channel 4, bbc, aljazeera had the guts to report. you say these are small stories...may be it is for you..not to the rest of the humanity


Jay patel April 25, 2011 7:32 am (Pacific time)

Sorry if I double posted, because I couldn't see my post... thanks I can't believe why these two people can't live together in peace. they can follow indian model where we are of different languages and religions living peacefully. thanks


Jay patel April 25, 2011 7:29 am (Pacific time)

I can't believe why these two people can't live together in peace. they can follow indian model where we are of different languages and religions living peacefully. thanks


suman shan April 25, 2011 6:38 am (Pacific time)

Hope everything will be ok in Srilanka. Thanks for your report


Gayathri Wijayasinghe April 25, 2011 5:51 am (Pacific time)

I have rented homes for thamila people in lanka for many years. They are the most nicest people. They bring food/gifts during their festivals. We also do the same even while the war is going. My daughter left her baby once with them alone, when we had to go somewhere. One of my tenant's son was arrested in police round up in dehiwala, I couldn't do anything, I was helpless and I felt really bad about it. He is an innocent school student. So I never understood why some of us are hating our fellow countrymen and women. Atleast now, we should leave them alone in their native lands for good.


Raj Palaniswamy April 25, 2011 5:42 am (Pacific time)

We should punish srilanka for its genocide and free Tamil Eelam from Mahinda.


Rajan April 25, 2011 5:38 am (Pacific time)

Thanks King for your report.. many media's didnt published these photos.. you are the one who released it. As a tamilian, i really thank u for speaking about us and for speaking the truth. What happened there is a genocide. systematic genocide. No media spoke about that other than salem-news. thank you..


Muthamizh Vendhan April 25, 2011 5:24 am (Pacific time)

Srilanka: If this isn't GENOCIDE, WAR CRIME, Then What on Earth is? http://www.change.org/petitions/srilanka-if-this-isnt-genocide-war-crime-then-what-on-earth-is#comments


Geetha April 25, 2011 5:21 am (Pacific time)

Child Without Head What this child did? - This child spoke Tamil language that's the only reason Srilankan Army did like this http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_qPc9rTbB2yE/Sd1k9uPHXjI/AAAAAAAAAHM/u3iCmbRzP6o/s1600-h/image005.jpg http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_qPc9rTbB2yE/Sd1lOxVh5iI/AAAAAAAAAHk/n78xALnPr2c/s1600-h/image008.jpg 8 Month FOETUS also killed - A pregnant women killed by Srilankan army (Baby Child inside her body) http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_qPc9rTbB2yE/Sd1lO0iO_7I/AAAAAAAAAHs/i-5yA7bOrcw/s1600-h/image009.jpg Just 13 Year old School Student without Head http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_qPc9rTbB2yE/Sd1lPAUz52I/AAAAAAAAAH0/kz0g-sC4ZFI/s1600-h/image010.jpg


Geetha April 25, 2011 5:18 am (Pacific time)

BANNED CHEMICAL, ARTILLARY, CLUSTER BOMBS USED AGAINST TAMILS BY GOSL Grisly Photos Reveal Genocide by Sri Lankan Government Against Tamil People http://www.salem-news.com/articles/august072010/srilanka-violence-mv.php


Geetha April 25, 2011 5:11 am (Pacific time)

Mr Stuart and Menaka stop you idiotful speaking. LTTE never rapped single sinhala women. they are disciplined organisation. They are fighting for Freedom. Genocide against Tamils is equal to serbenica, Rwanda genocide. Stop lying that ltte killed srilankan people.


Anjana subramaniam April 25, 2011 5:05 am (Pacific time)

@Menaka, These are the same people who are responsible for the war. People who were pissed of the growth of tamil community in every way. People who were jealous of tamil unity and status in the world. When ceylon got independence, 70% of government jobs were held by tamils. Then GOSL started its illtreatment. The cut off points for university entry was marked 30 for sinhalese and 90 for tamils. Still our students got in to universities because of their perseverance. All this made GOSL more angry. If you can see from "Menaka's" use of words and curses, what type mentality is there towards tamils in srilanka.


Niranjen, uk April 25, 2011 4:25 am (Pacific time)

Here come "Menaka" with all her hatred with the tamils. There is no point in talking to people like this who have no rational on what they talking about. She said tamils don't have a religion, then said hindu which is suitable to hindi speaking people. What a stupid arguement. ya true..Mr. Tim, aljazeera, channel 4 news are giving news about srilanka to increase their ratings... as if there is no other events happening all around the world and they want to concoct stories about srilanka. Whenever some one tells the truth of srilanka, here comes all the haters.


Niranjen April 25, 2011 4:16 am (Pacific time)

Stuart, so only thing missing in those camps is a mall and theme park ?. May be they have it and you didn't see it. On your invitation to visit srilanka, Oh ya we can come and see for ourselves, that is of course if we can return. Don't worry UN panel report is on its way which will elaborate on the "luxuries" of the camps. Oh again, you would simply just deny it...living on denials. haha


Niranjen April 25, 2011 4:07 am (Pacific time)

Stuart, Ya...there is no genocide in srilanka. Everything and everyone is all happy and smiling. What a paradise !!. Don't tell us that we don't know anything because we are in london and canada. We came here bcos of the atrocities and we experienced everything. If everything is ok, why won't you allow the international media to go freely (not with army escort) and talk to these people. What happened to editor Lasantha and so many others ?. May be rebels killed him right ?. How about the people disappearing even after war ended ? oh may be the ghost of the rebels killing them ?.


Menaka April 24, 2011 10:33 pm (Pacific time)

What a stupid title "World Ignores Genocide of Sri Lanka's Tamil Population" next time write "World Ignores Genocide of Sri Lanka's Sinhala Population" What happnd to the sinhala villagers the tamils killed?? who's talking for them? this article does not reflect any of the violence done by the ltte. Tamils are a bunch of greedy bastard if we give them some they want more and more and finnaly takes all if they cant get it they take if forcibly. they are the most cunning ppl next to muslims. tamils don't own any country they dont have one. they are a bunch of displaces ppl who dont have a mother country. they dont even have a religion. there religion is hindu. more suitable for hindi speaking ppl. so they want to take revenge from the world. Those poor ppl are dead b coz of the stupid Tamils living abroad who helped the LTTE. u're the one who did this that blood is in ur hands. most of the tamils living abroad are there saying they cant living in sri lanka coz of the war. now the war is over they are scared coz they will have to go back to sri lanka and they dont want to b coz of the luxury they find in canada and uk. so they want to keep the world informed of a war goin on in sri lanka which is actually not there. so they can live in canada an uk. The news channels have nothing to report and they take small stories and stupid and lame to keep ppl interested in there programmes. that why you find the same story being repeated over fox news and channel 4 also aljazeera and cnn.


Stuart April 24, 2011 10:17 pm (Pacific time)

Niranjen How do you know the pictures are Tamil? Maybe should come here and c for yourself without blabbering. You people stays in the UK or Canada and lie to the world telling the government is killing Tamils. What happened to the Sinhalese and Muslim people the LTTE killed??. Why aren’t you talking about that?. There no genocide here and you know that. Stop lying and help the Tamils in Sri Lanka if you are really a Tamil. I’ve been all around Sri Lanka and I’ve been here for 10 years. I’ve seen many things which you people living in luxury have never seen. So don’t tell me about the situation here. Illiyaranee Well I don’t care if you believe me or not. That is what I saw. The Tamil people there have everything. The only thing I found was there were no proper facilities for the volunteer doctors and nurses working there. The Tamils in the camps don’t have homes yes coz of the LTTE took over their houses and used them as barracks. The people there have more than enough food. I was excess food being wasted in dumpsters everywhere. There are several vocational training institutions inside the camp. And schools and preschools for children. There’s even a Kovil and I myself participated in a Puja.


Srithar April 24, 2011 7:11 pm (Pacific time)

Good luck anonymous. Ya they should release the panel report soon


Jeyam April 24, 2011 3:12 pm (Pacific time)

Thanks Tim for bring out the facts. Tamils will be ever indebted to you for your work. Hope the international community will open its eyes and stop the genocide of Tamils in Sri Lanka.


Anonymous April 24, 2011 3:02 pm (Pacific time)

I just signed the petition urging Ban Ki Moon, UN Secretary-General to release the special report on Sri Lanka immediately. Last June a panel of experts was appointed to advise the UN Secretary-General on accountability issues in Sri Lanka. A few days ago they presented Ban Ki Moon with a report of their findings, immediately provoking the Sri Lankan government to dismiss the report as 'fundamentally flawed'. Along with the reports from the prominent human rights organizations, we hope that this UN report is a precursor to an international investigation into allegations of war crimes committed by both sides during the final stages of the war. Whilst we welcome the UNSG's office saying the panel's report will be made public, we are dismayed that the Sri Lankan government will be given prior access to the report - enabling them to prepare their own response to coincide with the release. Help us put pressure on Ban Ki Moon to release the report NOW by signing this petition http://www.srilankacampaign.org/takeaction.htm

This message was sent from the Sri Lanka Peace Campaign website, www.srilankacampaign.org. Please report any abuse of this service.


Dan Sivabalan April 24, 2011 2:41 pm (Pacific time)

Mr. Tim thanks for taking interest in srilankan news and writing this.


Niranjen, London April 24, 2011 2:32 pm (Pacific time)

Illiyaranee, I agree. That guy has to watch the aljazeera report on srilanka where the reporter was not allowed to go or speak to those people alone and visit the camps. They only show what they want you to see. nothing else. You put it well...It is ironic to see a social worker saying that the displaced people have "everything" and "living happily".


Bhoomika Saju April 24, 2011 2:08 pm (Pacific time)

it is disheartening to see all these deaths happened in our neighbouring country. May be our government open the eyes, and do something atleast now. So that another war doesn't kill innocent lives. Hard to see ceylonese thamil people getting killed for years now


Illiyaranee Shanmugam April 24, 2011 2:01 pm (Pacific time)

Stuart, How do you know those pictures aren't tamil ?. You said the clothes look old, because they were not living with all the luxuries. You went an IDP camp and people are living happily. I don't know, may be we all should go and live in that camp if we want to live happily. How can you say anyone who lost their home or displaced, is happy living in a camp ?. That shows how good of an IDP worker you are. May be those are the "model" camps that the government show to you.


Prakash April 24, 2011 9:25 am (Pacific time)

Life in third world is never fair.


Sriram April 24, 2011 1:18 pm (Pacific time)

UNO panel report still not released yet. hopefully it will come out this week - sriram http://www.innercitypress.com/srirep3lanka042411.html


Michael Sivathamby, UK April 24, 2011 1:06 pm (Pacific time)

I accidentaly saw ur article. GOSL is showing its colours on the innocent tamil people. Thanks for publishing this news.


Kalaivani, Canada April 24, 2011 12:58 pm (Pacific time)

thank you Mr. King for writing this. This means a lot to the tamil community.


Danu April 24, 2011 11:36 am (Pacific time)

Amazing research and article TIM... this touched all of us... Justice should be served


Stuart April 24, 2011 10:30 am (Pacific time)

1. This post does not talk the 1000's of killing of Sinhala and Muslim villagers done by the LTTE. And what about the bus bombs and killings of political leaders??? 2. How do you say the pictures are of Tamils. There are pictures who look more like Sinhala or Muslim people. 3. Some of the pictures are so old. this can be judged by what they are wearing. 4. Im a social worker and ive been to these IDP camps and the people there live happily. They have food and everything. 5. This article is biased to the LTTE and i do not trust this site any more.


Arumugam April 24, 2011 7:14 am (Pacific time)

Tamilians are resiliant. There are millions more tamilians in India alone. god bless them.


Geethanjali April 23, 2011 11:50 pm (Pacific time)

UN and World countries must be funished Brutal Srilankan Government and Rajapakse and co.


Sri April 23, 2011 8:54 pm (Pacific time)

No other country could support Srilanka after reading this article and viewed these Photographs


Ahilan April 23, 2011 4:51 pm (Pacific time)

Not only India, but also China and Russia are supporting srilanka for it's "humanitarian work". Srilankan president said in an interview that their army fight with gun in one hand and human rights charter in the other. What a joke


Naanjil Peter April 23, 2011 3:57 pm (Pacific time)

The policy of Indian Government in supporting Srilanka in their systematic genocide of Tamils is seen as totally wrong and unacceptable. Thanks for this report Mr. Tim.


arjunan April 23, 2011 2:21 pm (Pacific time)

Thank you for reporting genosisd commited in Sri Lanka. Arjunan


Anandprakash April 23, 2011 2:39 pm (Pacific time)

Hey Tim, why don't you send this story to CNN, NBC, ABC ?. because none of our media never ran events in srilanka. Greatly appreciated.


max April 23, 2011 2:38 pm (Pacific time)

God bless you Tim for exposing the truth to the world !!!


Mahendran, Canada April 23, 2011 1:41 pm (Pacific time)

I just heard that srilankan president was omitted from Time magazine's top 100 people, even though he was 4th in the polls (??).
http://www.lankanewspapers.com/news/2011/4/66404.html


Thaya Sharma April 23, 2011 1:32 pm (Pacific time)

Channel 4 UK report
http://www.channel4.com/news/sri-lanka-un-report-delayed-as-government-hits-back


Savanna Gomez April 23, 2011 1:29 pm (Pacific time)

How can anyone (especially a government) be allowed to use illegal weapons on civilians or anyone for that matter ?. God bless these innocent souls


Steph Tow April 23, 2011 1:02 pm (Pacific time)

Now all can see why the government of srilanka is trying to prevent the UN panel report. Truth will surface at some point in time. This looks worse than Somalia, Libya, Srebrenica. What I don't understand is, why the UN hesitated to do anything during the war and even now keeping the mouth shut ?. Hopefully, people around the world see all these atrocities and demand for an action.


Kanthan April 23, 2011 11:12 am (Pacific time)

Tim, don't care about some of the negative comments here. Keep up the good work


Janani s April 23, 2011 9:57 am (Pacific time)

nice to see someone in this part of the world noticed finally of these atrocities. thank you very much.


Naren April 23, 2011 8:55 am (Pacific time)

Tim King- Hats off to you for your efforts to bring out the truth. Great work and I am happy atleast people are there who dare to speak the truth. Thanks a Zillion


Suba saran, FL April 23, 2011 8:44 am (Pacific time)

Humanity should never let go anything like this, unpunished. Then this will happen all over the world. thanks for the report


Chetna sivaram April 23, 2011 7:39 am (Pacific time)

Atleast now the world will see what happened in ceylon. Hope there will be an investigation


Brian Fernando April 23, 2011 7:23 am (Pacific time)

Tim, God bless you. One important fact is the person responsible for the genocide is a US Citizen (Sri Lanka defence sec.). Army commander is a US resident.


Nanthini, Canada April 23, 2011 6:37 am (Pacific time)

gruesome fotos...they are going to publish more details on the UN report. sincere thanks to you


Emily H April 23, 2011 6:21 am (Pacific time)

hey thanks for this. I have some srilankan friends. I'll share this on my facebook.


Ramya Natraj April 23, 2011 6:17 am (Pacific time)

I'm indian. My srilankan friend showed this to me. Hard to see the images and the details. It is a shame that we didn't intervene as neighbouring country


Herath April 23, 2011 6:13 am (Pacific time)

i don't know why some of my fellow sinhalese are denying the facts. they know what happened. torture is nothing new in srilanka


Sriharan April 23, 2011 6:06 am (Pacific time)

We as a community thankful for your article for bringing the truth out to the western countries. Thanks


April 22, 2011 9:46 pm (Pacific time)

Re: S. C. Pasqual(Pacific time) Don't act like a stupid. You know you are out to lunch. All this pictures are Tamils.


Nadarajah Balasubramaniam April 23, 2011 3:55 am (Pacific time)

Please visit www.pflt.org, the website of the 'People's Front of Liberation Tigers (PFLT-Uk), registered as another major political party in the UK.


Mathangi April 23, 2011 3:28 am (Pacific time)

Hey "Thambi", that is all what you got ?. Shows your ignorance and denial. Funny to see your comment.


Mathangi April 23, 2011 3:25 am (Pacific time)

Ya...why don't you say these pictures are from Somalia or Libya...that is much better. I can't believe some pathetic comments in this article, which deny the truth. Why are you people, all trembling with anger and fear when these kinds reports come in ?. Again, you were the same people who watched 1983 riots and other tamil massacres. so no point talking


vijayaraghavan April 22, 2011 11:09 pm (Pacific time)

it is the time for whole world to awake do something to get justice for the innocent people's death


Gowry April 22, 2011 11:00 pm (Pacific time)

Thanks a lot Tim. I thought no one in western world cares about my people (Tamils). You did!!! Thanks heaps. Please continue your remarkable service. Please don't be discouraged by Sinhalese racist comments. They think killing Tamils is an acceptable thing.


Mahen London April 22, 2011 10:46 pm (Pacific time)

Tim, I am deeply indebted to you for bringing out the truth of this Genocide of an ancient community in that beautiful Island in the Indian Ocean. Geopolitics of the region favours stability of the Island Politics and therefore the regional Players such as India and China are quite happy for the liquidation of one community by the other as that would allow them to do business with one head of state than a democratic sharing of power between the the major communities of Singhalese and Tamils. as you have confirmed in the addendum the two communities lived as two separate sovereign states until the British colonial Govt. unified them for administartive convenience but left behind a powder keg at Independence that is now taking its toll by annihilation of the minority by the majority community. Hope the UN will now step in to save this helpless Tamil minority to survive in their own land of birth.


SUNDAR April 22, 2011 10:33 pm (Pacific time)

Very informative article from an outsider on SriLanka's gencide of Ealam Tamils. We need more researches like this from Non_Sri Lankan to achive independence for Ealam Tamils. Congratulation Tim, Keep up your good work


Appapillai Rajendra April 22, 2011 10:30 pm (Pacific time)

Congratulations, Tim. You have really opened the Pandora’s Box that had been kept securely closed by the excellent management of information by the Sri Lankan Government (SLG).
The SLG had always taken a disingenuous approach of perpetrating deliberate misrepresentation of facts and floated on lies hoodwinking the world that the LTTE was the foremost Terrorist Organization in the world, blaming it for the countless killings and political assassinations which it actually was not involved. The SLG launched a well-orchestrated international propaganda campaign to convince the International Community that the Tamil struggle was nothing more than naked terrorism. Playing on the sensibilities and anxieties of western nations about global terrorism, Sri Lanka obtained global sympathy by propagating a view that she too was a victim of a similar phenomenon.
While thanking you for your excellent truth revealing article, please take the time to read the following topics I had contributed in the Online Journal ‘Sangam.org’ that give the ground realities the Tamils faced during the three decades of unjust persecution and genocide.

http://sangam.org/taraki/articles/2006/03-18_Child_Soldiers.php?uid=1590 Rajendra Child Soldiers
http://sangam.org/taraki/articles/2006/10-16_Mislead.php?uid=1995%20 Rajendra-SL Continues to mislead
http://www.sangam.org/2009/05/Challenge_Genocide.php?uid=3461
Please keep up the good work.

Rajendra

Tim King: Thank you.


S. C. Pasqual April 22, 2011 9:25 pm (Pacific time)

This is ridicules. Do you know some of these pictures are of Sinhalese children's who killed by Tamil LTTE. This writer purposefully ignored all the killing done by LTTE for more than 30 years. Once they killed more than 30 unarmed Buddhist monks (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aranthalawa_Massacre). LTTE wiped out Tamil politicians almost single handed. This is a tainted report. Now there is no more LTTE thanks to MR regime. We are rely grateful to the SLGOV that they finished LTTE.


Arun April 22, 2011 9:06 pm (Pacific time)

God punish the people who did these atrocities. thank you for your article


Ahilan Sivaganesan April 22, 2011 8:33 pm (Pacific time)

Tim, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for writing this article. I am a medical student and a 2nd generation Tamil, and I have been involved in attempts to spread awareness about this genocide... however the progress is slow (as it must be for the Palestinians). When Tamils speak out on behalf of their own, they are often dismissed... so it is wonderful to see a non-Tamil shed light on the genocide. If our human rights and advocacy organizations can work with you to help raise more awareness, please let us know. Thanks!


Faruk April 22, 2011 5:24 pm (Pacific time)

Thanks a lot for this article. atleast now the world would find out what happened, which is already late


Sabratha T April 22, 2011 5:20 pm (Pacific time)

my lord...I can't watch these pictures. I knew something was going in this country. Never knew this was happening. How can a government kill their own people. Arrest all who are responsible. As someone else said why did our media ignored this issue ?. shame on them


Robert M April 22, 2011 5:02 pm (Pacific time)

I just saw that there is UN panel report which was postponed at the request of srilanka today. Why fear if yoy have nothing to hide srilanka ??


Tatiana April 22, 2011 4:58 pm (Pacific time)

I hope president Obama see this story and do something. Here I'm thinking Libya was the worse...no this is more than anything. God bless these people


Hari April 22, 2011 4:54 pm (Pacific time)

@Ragunathan, "go to srilanka and get the truth". Are you kidding ?. Srilanka has many people like you who just deny the truth and does not even care about that. Even the UN panel still can't go to these places. At maximum,You would get a military escort tour of all "flowers and white picket fence". You can't get an independent access to the people. Tim, Thanks for the article.


Matt King April 22, 2011 2:40 pm (Pacific time)

Dear Tim,
Please send this article to President Obama, Secretary Clinton, NSC Advisor Samantha Powers, and Senators Kerry and Lugar. What were they doing when this GENOCIDE was taking place?

Tim King: Matt, (That is my son's name by the way, had to do a quick double take) I will follow your suggestion and keep pushing this article around the world, thanks for the suggestion.


eureka April 22, 2011 1:59 pm (Pacific time)

http://www.equinoxjournals.com/ROSA/article/view/3519/2212
‘’ …. Chandra R. de Silva, in contrast, implies that Buddhist monastic opposition to a non-unitary state has contributed to the conflict. He appreciates the reasons for this, but pleads for a system of monastic education that would expose monks to other religions and cultures. ..... I have no hesitation in recommending this volume as a serious contribution to the understanding of one of the most complex and intractable conflicts in the world’’, Dr Elizabeth Harris(Liverpool Hope University), Review(2007) of Buddhism, Conflict and Violence in Modern Sri Lanka(2006)


Eelamagal April 22, 2011 1:22 pm (Pacific time)

Pictures speaks to themselves. I hope one day all those who are responsible for this horrible tamil genocide will be bring to the International court and punished.


chelliah April 22, 2011 12:37 pm (Pacific time)

excellent piece of facts and truths sir! you have said nothing but the absolute truth sir! it gives me hope when there are people like you honest and intelligent! thank you sir keep on writing the truth nothing but the truth!


Ganesh April 22, 2011 12:31 pm (Pacific time)

Thank You for bring the Tamils issue to the light

Tim King: My thanks to all of you for writing, we will not forget and we will carry more stories.


Sri April 22, 2011 12:14 pm (Pacific time)

Please post this article to the UN SG Ban ki Moon and to the world's press.


Arul Ranjithan MD April 22, 2011 11:15 am (Pacific time)

excellent factually correct article.As president of Tamils Rehabilitation Organisation,(USA) whose accounts were frozen by US Govt,I kow firsthand the deprivation of food and medicine endured by Tamil civilians in the last months of war.Tim you have given voice to the voiceless and I am ever indebted to you.


Thambi April 22, 2011 10:16 am (Pacific time)

You are a dumbass.

Tim King: Thanks so much.


Ragunathan April 22, 2011 10:07 am (Pacific time)

This article is totally wrong.Most of these photos are killings by the LTTE TERRORISTS. Those small children were victims of the brutal LTTE killings. Shame on this article. Go to Sri Lanka and find the truth before publishing these kind of FALSE.


Saleem April 22, 2011 9:00 am (Pacific time)

Salem-News.com does a service to the oppressed of the world. US protects Israel whenever it bombs Palestinians after occupying their land and Russia and China protect Sri Lanka. Only reporters like Tim King do justice to victims.


Alex April 22, 2011 8:33 am (Pacific time)

humanity failed in sri lanka


Sunthar April 22, 2011 7:59 am (Pacific time)

Well written the truth. Whole humanity must know what is really happens there in srilanka..


Dene Jaydhan April 22, 2011 7:55 am (Pacific time)

I really appreciated to cover Sri Lankan Government genocide.Thanks to editor and journalistTim King


Vikruth April 22, 2011 7:35 am (Pacific time)

I am a Tamil from India.Sri Lankans are know for their diplomacy and have succesfully kept this information out from the world for a long time. Every dog has its day though.


Shaun April 22, 2011 7:31 am (Pacific time)

Thank You for Covering forgotten Tamil Civilian in SriLanka


Viswesh April 22, 2011 6:30 am (Pacific time)

Thank you Tim for reporting this. I am Tamil from Lanka and we as Tamils are desperate for justice and want a permanent solution to save a race from the ethnic cleaning by the Sri lankan Govt, THANK YOU!


Oru-Eelathu-Thamilan April 22, 2011 6:01 am (Pacific time)

Nen-Jam-Kothik-Kuthu


Mike April 22, 2011 5:49 am (Pacific time)

OMG...cruelty at its best. Never seen these stories in our main stream media. Thanks for the story.

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